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

More on the Political Center and Capitol Hill

There is far less overlap between the two parties in the House–and the shift has been empirically rightward.

The Wrath of Taft

Basic Assessment and the ACA

This is a good time to remind ourselves that the plural of anecdote is not data.

New Internet Meme?

I Don’t Think that Means What you Think it Means

Ted Cruz’s definition of “the American people” needs some refining.

A Quote to Ponder

American Ancestry and Identity

(And a Postscript on Recent Discussion of the South)

Radicals in Washington

If one considers oneself to be conservative, ask if the the actions of the GOP at the moment conform to that term..

Monumental Silliness

One cannot support the shutdown tactic and then be outraged that part of the government is shutdown.

This is How Legislative Blackmail Becomes a Real Crisis

Not raising the debt ceiling will create a true constitutional/legal crisis.

Understanding the Mess (and Why it May not Get Better Anytime Soon)

The situation we currently find oursevles in is very much driven by structural issues.

Line of the Day

What are the implications of the GOP winning this confrontation?

Cynical Politics

Cruz Needs to Work on his Analogies (and His Analysis)

Nazi comparisons are only helpful when discussing actual Nazis.

Green Eggs and Cruz

More on the Symbols of the South

The notion that the past has been fully settled is simply incorrect and our debates over symbols illustrate this fact.

German Exit Polls

New PM Down Under


Privacy is about Policy

Discussion of privacy really ought to be focused on the legal regime, not technical capabilities.

“The current institutional equilibrium has led to a perverse place”

Will Congress now take some responsibilty?