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

The Personnel Math that Gets us to Mueller

If you have to have an acting attorney general as it relates to one of the biggest issues of the moment, you may have picked the wrong AG.

Trump’s Tweets on Russian Revelations Appear to Confirm Story

Tweets this morning from POTUS seem to confirm the WaPo story about sharing info.

Today in Juxtapositions (Falwell v. Jesus Edition)

Extolling an “eye for an eye” kind of justice is not in keeping with the ethics of Jesus.

Trump’s Law Firm and Russia

Everywhere one turns, it seems, there’s Russia.

Today in “Asked and Answered” (NPV Edition)

How close to success is the National Popular Vote initiative? (Spoiler alert: not close).

The Power of Primaries

As usual, an attempt to explain congressional behavior brings us back to the issue of our basic institutions. The way we elect congress matters.

“America’s Greatest Domestic Threats”

Wayne LaPierre’s perverted view of the world in two sentences.

The First 100

An assessment of the 45th President’s first 100 days.

Changes in Turkey

By a narrow margin, Turks voted for some significant changes.

On Impeachment Fantasies, Redux

The previous discussion continued.

On Impeachment Fantasies

Predicting election outcomes is different than predicting impeachment.

On the Evolution of SCOTUS

When life terms means almost three decades on the bench, fights will be fierce.

On the History of the Filibuster

Stop romanticizing the filibuster (and don’t appeal to the intent of the Founders).

The Politics of Gorsuch

The ordinary and the extraordinary with the latest SCOTUS nomination.