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 USA v. the FARC

Newly disclosed details about the US role in Colombia.

Never Forget: It’s Really about the Money

Lest we forget what the entire “Duck Dynasty” brouhaha is really all about.

Speaking of Voter Access…

Some recent political science on the subject.

Jailed Journalists

Fighting the Scourge of Voter Fraud

Felons! Foreigners! When will the madness end?

Nomination Mechanisms and GOP Party Evolution?

Time to watch a bit of true American exceptionalism in action.

China on the Moon

The Ongoing Illogic of US Policy Towards Cuba

The Obama-Castro handshake at Mandela’s funeral has caused a bit of an uproar.

War! (On Christmas): What is it Good for?

(Absolutely nothing).

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

We spend more per capita than any other country in the world and yet we are outperformed on a key metric, life expectancy, by a large number of countries

Cohen Steps in it

The Recent History of Continuing Resolutions

CRs are the norm.

House GOP and District Level Margin of Victory (and its Relation to the Vote on the Budget Deal)

87.18% of the caucus is elected from safe to very safe districts and, therefore, the only real fear that they might have for their jobs would be at the primary stage.