Posts by Steven L. Taylor

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

Call it What it is: A Military Coup in Egypt

While the jubilation in the streets of Egypt is fully warranted, make no mistake: the next move (indeed, the next several) belong to the military.

Mubarak Staying

While earlier in the day the indications were that Mubarak was on his way out, Mubarak himself had different plans it would seem. The question becomes: now what?

OTB Late Afternoon

CPAC: A Star Trek Convention for Political Geeks?

Is CPAC an important event, or just a con for cons?

Giffords Speaks

Napolitano’s Vague Warnings

DHS Secretary Napolitano issues some vague warnings to Congress.

Tribe on SCOTUS and the PPACA

Predicting (after a fashion) what the SCOTUS will do with the PPACA and a return to the Commerce Clause and the activity/inactivity disucssion.


It really shouldn’t be a surprise that that Democratic Leadership Council is on its last legs.

Revolutions are Rare

If Mubarak is driven from power, will that make Egypt a case of “revolution”?

The Eschatological Stylings of Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck seems to have more in common with End Time preachers than he does with a serious political analyst.

Activity and Inactivity and the Individual Mandate

It seems to me that inactivity can have just as profound affects as activity and likewise that it is rather difficult to argue that health care isn’t part of interstate commerce.

Report: Mubarak Will not Seek Re-election

Breaking news from CNN.

The End Appears Nigh for Mubarak

The Egyptian army has publicly ruled out a use of force.

The Coverage of Egypt and the Fundamental Deficiencies of News in the US

The coverage of Egypt shows an over-reliance on pundits and an under-reliance on actual experts.

Egypt and the Limits of US Power

The US has limited influence over events in Egypt–something that recent history should underscore (although not everyone appears to understand this fact).

Escalation in Egypt

The situatution in Egypt continues to escalate as the state strikes back at the prostests.

House Moves to End Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns

The House has voted to repeal the broken system of financing presidential elections.

The Drug Catapult

Bipartisan Budget Busting

It is always easier to compromise on more spending and less taxes.

Recommended Reading on the Drug War

The US drug policy gang: Dopey, Boozy, Smokey and Stupid?

Line of the Day

Blogging 101

Some thoughts on why certain topics get blogged.

Taking Requests

Ok, oh scolders, what is it you want us to be blogging about in lieu of discussing a certain Hockey Mom?

Midterm Grades: Barack Obama

Time for midterms.

New Poll Numbers: Huckabee-Romney-Palin Top the GOP, Obama at 54%

The newest WaPo/ABC News poll numbers.