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 Costs of Higher Education

Tuition goes up as state funding goes down.

Some Initial Thoughts on the AP and IRS Stories

A starting point for two important stories.

Keynes and the Long Run

Keynes and uncertainty about the the future: about childlessness or philosophical assumptions?

Huckabee: Benghazi will Take Down the President (Worse than Watergate!)

Apparently, Benghazi has not faded (at least not for some).

Cocaine and Geopolitics

Some info from the World Drug Report

Basic Truths on US-Mexican Relations

In fact, yes: the demand for drugs does come largely from the US.


The Unhealthy State of Iraqi Politics and Democratic Development

Shutting down media that the government doesn’t like is unlikely to solve the sectarian problems in Iraq.

Italy has a New Government

After months of impasse, a new coalition has been formed in Italy.

Yet Again, Institutional Design Matters

It would be nice if columnists for major newspapers would consult political science, rather than Hollywood, for their understanding of our system.

Some Comments on the Gosnell Story

A mix of media and abortion politics.

The Kind of Thinking that Brought us the Iraq War

A preventative strike against North Korea is a bad idea.