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Eric D. Dixon
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Attended Brigham Young University
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"Like Loki, clearly the guy who Brooks mistook for the hero in the Avengers movie, Brooks tells us we were born to be ruled."
As a fan of Ayn Rand who occasionally likes to defend her against the charges that her villains—the figures in culture, business, and government who
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"Before Dave, irony was like that little jar of allspice your mom got out once a year for Thanksgiving. Dave decided it would go well with everything, and it turns out we agreed. We live in Dave’s world now, communicating by sarcasm, and not liking him doesn’t make it any less true. Dave dragged a narrow, curmudgeonly worldview from obscurity to majority. Not even Carson pulled off anything that big."
Letterman was a turning point in American cultural history.
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"Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters like the one Grice got, informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check."
The Treasury has intercepted millions in tax refunds, often without notice or proof that money is owed.
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"Those who rely on stigma are tied to a tactic that is employed most when needed least, often against groups already marginalized within a community; no wonder stigma it is correlated more strongly with signaling self-righteousness than effecting change. That isn't to say stigma is never appropriate—just that engagement and persuasion is almost always the better option, as it is on gay marriage. It has succeeded, it will continue to succeed, it is consistent with liberal values, and it reinforces a norm that helps us cooperate in many areas of life even when we disagree about politics. Put all those together and this isn't even a close case."
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"In the recent history of American music, there’s no figure parallel to Lehrer in his effortless ascent to fame, his trajectory into the heart of the culture — and then his quiet, amiable, inexplicable departure. During his golden decade, he appeared on The Tonight Show twice, drew a denunciation in Time magazine, and by the early 1960s, seemed poised for a lasting place on an American cultural scene that itself was undergoing a radical upheaval. Then Lehrer simply stopped performing. His entire body of work topped out at 37 songs."
Tom Lehrer is considered one of the most influential figures in comedy — despite a body of work consisting of just 37 pitch-black songs and a career that stopped abruptly when the countercult...
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Intuit and its allies are continuing to work against proposals for what’s known as return-free filing.
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"On a record, grooves are the channels into which sound waves were once etched. What if, Haber wondered, he could create a precise image of these grooves with enough detail to play back the sound not from the grooves but from the image itself?"
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"As producer after producer learned about Altman, the iconoclastic director wasn’t willing to modify his style to adhere to changing commercial trends. The overlapping, semi-improvised dialogue, the organic melding of setting and ensemble work—those methods weren’t going to change, apart from being constantly refined. The results are varied, but not the process. And yet 1980’s Popeye remains a special case, mainly for the fact that Altman, never anyone’s idea of a commercial filmmaker, was entrusted with a studio project of enormous scale and expectation."
Robert Altman didn’t seem like a logical directorial choice for a big-budget, family-friendly musical adaptation of Popeye, but the film ...
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  • Libertarian National Committee
    Assistant Editor / Technology Developer, 2012 - present
  • ThinkTankOverflow.com
    Founder / Freelancer, 2011 - present
  • Show-Me Institute
    Editor, 2007 - 2011
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Eric D. Dixon holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, and although he originally planned to pursue a life in newspapers, he never got over his 1997 internship at the Cato Institute. He has since kept a foot in both journalism and public policy, working for the Show-Me Institute, U.S. Term Limits, Americans for Limited Government, the Cascade Policy Institute, Liberty magazine, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Idaho Press-Tribune.
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  • Brigham Young University
    Journalism, 1990 - 1997
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