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

An Observation about SCOTUS, PPACA and Politics

What we are seeing at the moment is the expected political churn that accompanies something as big as the PPACA case

Dog Bites Man

A Moderate Dissent on the Question of Judgment and the Martin Shooting

While I do not support a rush to legal judgment or mob justice, I see no problem in forming opinions.

Jeb Bush on the “Stand Your Ground” Self-Defense Law

Looking also at Zimmerman’s 911 call and who pursued whom.

Newt, the Trayvon Martin Shooting, and Race

Solutions come from understanding, not denial or political posturing

Barack v. the Robot (Musings on Polls and Etch-a-Sketches)

Why isn’t Obama doing better in the polls and did we just see a Kinsey Gaffe in the wild?

Reaping the Harvest of the Failure to Institutionalize: Venezuela and Chavez

Hugo Chavez has built a state on cronyism.

Shocking Obama Revelations from his Student Days! (Or Something)

It is a curious thing, sometimes, to look at how different people interpret events.

Alphabet Soup Collision: PR at the UN by the NAACP over Voter ID

The voter ID issue goes on the road.

What is “Limited Government”?

What does it mean to have a limited government?

Gingrich Continues to Insult our Collective Intelligence

The notion that the President of the United States can guarantee a given per gallon price of gas is a fantasy (and, quite frankly, a lie).

GOP Hispanic Outreach is on Fire!

A new poll shows the current level of GOP support in the Hispanic community.

Are the GOP Delegate Allocation Rules Actually Proportional?

That word does not mean what you think it means (at least if you work in the mass media).

Hugo Tweets

Romney and the Mandate (circa 2009)

For it before he was against it (or something like that).

Federal Judge Forwards Racist Joke about the President to Friends, Press Eventually Gets a Copy

E-mail forward raises serious questions about judge’s judgment .

Religiosity of the American Professoriate

Reading journal articles, so you don’t have to.

Social Science v. Santorum

A study of religiosity and young adults found that those who attend college are actually less likely to experience religious decline than those who do not attend college.

Tucker Carlson: Morally Bankrupt and Intellectually Void

This is one of the most draw-droppingly stupid 29 seconds I have experienced in some time.

Santorum and Climate Change Theology

Rick Santorum sounds like someone applying for a job in a religious institution, not someone running to be the President of the United States.

Newt Gingrich’s Gasoline Price Fantasies

Anyone who falls for this needs to look into bridges in Brooklyn and oceanfront property in Arizona.