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

Things not to Celebrate: Secession

Roughly 150 years ago, the CSA was born. Is this something worthy of celebration?

McCain and North Korea

McCain brings up “regime change” in re: the DKRP and China apparently isn’t doing enough.

The Real Deficit-Reduction Math

There is a simple mathematical equation that explains why deficit reduction is so difficult.

A Basic Point on the Korea Situation

There is at least one simple reason why dealing with the North is so difficult.

Angle 2.0?

US Troops to Mexican Drug War? (So Contemplates Rick Perry)

Would troops to Mexico help in the drug war?

Image of the Day

Plagiarism Kills

Outrage and Opt-Outs will not Sway the TSA

So will there be an efficacious backlash against TSA policies? I am guessing no.

Partisanship, Segmentation and the Mass Media

Is the current media environment a problem for proper political discourse?

The Vanishing Southern, White Democrat

The white, Southern Democrat is a dying breed.

A Comparative Fact Regarding the Death Penalty that Gives One Pause

Of the five countries that use the death penalty the most, only one is a democracy.

What Should the GOP House do Now?

Ok, what strategy should Speaker Boehner pursue?

Reid Leads Angle

DeMint Answers my GOP/Tea Party Question

Senator DeMint provides the basic answers to my Tea Party/GOP questions from earlier today.

GOP Takes the House

GOP to take the House.

This Just in: Voters not Happy

Exit polls reveal a shocking bit of information: voters aren’t happy with either party.

More on Tea Party v. the GOP

A question about the next Congress.