Posts by Steven L. Taylor

Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. 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

A Simple Explanation for GOP Behavior vis-a-vis Trump

80% of GOP voters approve of Trump. This explains GOP behavior in large measure.

Trump is the Leader of the GOP, not an “Independent”

No, the deal this week is not Trump becoming an independent.

Trump isn’t Wrong About Congress and DACA

But, the problem is, they seem unlikely to act.


The FARC Makes the Official Transition to Political Party

A key step in the Colombian peace process.

Trump and Latin America

Trump isn’t going to win any regional popularity awards in LA.

Arpaio in Context

The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.

The Arpaio Pardon and Charlottesville

The president’s decisions to pardon Joe Arpaio sends a clear signal in the wake of Charlottesville.

Debt Ceiling PSA

The Administration’s Legislative Accomplishments

Trump’s legislative accomplishments have been anemic at best.

Trump’s Word are Solace to White Supremacists

Solace emboldens and helps to mainstream.

Who Could Have Seen this Coming? (Trump and Racial Politics Edition)

Who could have predicted we would be where we are at the moment in terms of racial politics and the White House?

An Unsurprising, yet Disturbing, Headline

On Trump’s anger.

David Duke on the Rallies and on Trump

And some comments on Trumps’ anemic rhetoric.

On Repeal of the 17th Amendment

Ignorance of history and process is a hallmark 17th Amendment repeal arguments.

George Will on Alabama and GOP Politics

On the special election for US Senate in Alabama

DJIA and Jobs Trend

Plus some comparisons of Trump/Obama and Trump/Bill Clinton.

Parental POTUS