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the lunatics have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
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the lunatics are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, lunatic, running

the inmates have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum.
See also: asylum, have, inmate, over, taken

the inmates are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, inmate, running
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Hamid, who lives near Oslo, says that it is very hard for him to go to sleep even though his asylum application is in process.
Norway police usually search for asylum seekers over the weekends.
The Irish magdalen asylum had its roots in the Victorian rescue movement, and many of the magdalen asylums began as lay efforts to rescue and reform prostitutes.
Finnegan documents the circumstances that guided the formation of each of the four Good Shepherd asylums in Ireland.
detention system for asylum seekers is fundamentally flawed.
I remember asking one of the officers whether it was a crime to ask for asylum.
The mad hero is quietly but resolutely taken away to his "home" asylum.
By caring for a variety of women at risk, asylums played an important role in the continued functioning of the urban social order while giving the gender system some structural elasticity.
Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum, 1847-1901.
Large asylums located in the city centers of Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras served mostly European patients, while a network of dozens of other smaller institutions confined the Indian insane.
In the rapidly growing field of psychiatric history, the study of asylum records and patient charts has established itself as perhaps the most promising new departure.
While such restraint is admirable, his immersion in the political details of the history of the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries leaves the reader searching for the main line of the story.
The fact of the matter was that asylums did not cure.
The real tragedy for the mentally ill and the essence of the failure of the move from asylum to community has been the separation of care and treatment.
In a graphic and absorbing way, Asylum brings to the viewer the essence of Americans' unresolved attitudes about the mentally ill.