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

Trump and the Polls

He’s second in national polls!

Friday Foto

Metro Photos

Moore Prepares for Battle

In week a that has seen discussion of lost causes, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Surpreme Court appears poised to fight one last battle.

On Constitutional Language

Wherein I take the view that as our understanding of language changes, so too does our application of the Constiution.

The Stories we Tell Ourselves (Battle Flag Edition)

An important tenet of the internet is “don’t read the comments.” Well, I have violated that rule of late–which means more musings on the symbols of the CSA.

Fear and Paranoia in Academia

I have been reading, mostly in passing, a number of pieces about an alleged new climate on college campuses in which students are raising significant complaints due to difficult or emotionally sensitive material. The latest example did not impress me.

Lone Star Lunacy

And some thoughts on how a small number of voters can influence major office-holder behavior.

Stewart’s Guardian Interview

Some observations about Stewart’s interview (and some digression from me–okay, a lot of digression by me).

US-Latin American Relations

Some thoughts on a column by Roger Noriega on the Obama administration and Latin America,

Don’t Know Much about Foreign Policy: The Senate 47

Amateurish? Condescending? Yes. Treasonous? No.

Putting the Civil Rights Movement into Historical Perspective

Thinking about comparative American struggles against tyranny.

Alabama First at Something

Sadly whenever Alabama is first at something (save perhaps in football) it is never for something good.