A Photo for the Fourth

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th!

July 4, 2016

Pike Road, AL

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. JohnMcC says:

    If my old Labrador didn’t have cataracts that picture alone would have had her trying to crawl under my bed. But she’d have forgiven you and joined me in wishing you and all here a happy 4th and a safe summer.

  2. Michael Cain says:

    Our last dog was a Tibetan Spaniel adopted from the pound (the vet always said, “How did she wind up there?”). The official breed description reads, “Brave to the point of stupidity.” For fireworks or thunder, she would raise her head, sort of nod for yeah, I heard that, then doze off again. The only time I ever saw her show second thoughts was when she charged across our front lawn at the two horses walking up the street. At about five feet from the horses, she stopped and settled for growling until they had moved on.