Posts by Steven L. Taylor

Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. 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

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.

Which Candidates are Tea Partiers?

Who are the Tea Party candidates and who will be the Tea Party office holders?

GOP Victory/Tea Party Victory: Is There a Difference?

Ok, so we’ve been talking about the Tea Party for months. What will that label means once we actually have elections and move on to the governing bit?

Broder, Iran and the Economy

David Broder offers up some odd ideas on the relationship between a war with Iran and the economy.

A Real “None of the Above”

What would the Nevada Senate race look like if “none of the above” could actually win?

When Reading 140 Characters is too Big a Strain

It only seems fair to take an entire tweet, lengthy though it may be, into account when reacting.

Don't Steal From Medicare to Support Socialized Medicine Don't Steal From Medicare to Support Socialized Medicine

Coates Ad: Obama Forcing Seniors into “Government Run Healthcare”

Dan Coates has an ad that makes a claim that should make your head explode.

My Basic Theory of Sarah Palin

Yes, I think that Palin is running in 2012.

Turks Arrest Suspected al Qaeda Militants

Police in Turkey have arrested 12 people suspected of links to Islamist militant network al-Qaeda in Istanbul and Van province.

Paul the Octopus, RIP

Paul, World Cup ‘psychic’ octopus, dies in Germany.

The Libertarian Party on Immigration

The PL issues a statment on immigration policy.

Race and Politics: An Inappropriate Response to a Metaphor

A poster at RedState demonstrates how not to approach the issue of race in politics.

OTB on CBC

An Observation on the State of the Debate over Fiscal Policy

Instead of decades-old retreads like talking about abolishing the Department of Education, it would be nice if we had a real debate about the fiscal circumstances in the country.

The Profound Importance of Juan Williams

Apparently Juan Williams is really, really, really important.

Another TV Parent Passes: Tom Bosley, RIP

Actor Tom Bosley, best known for his role as Howard Cunningham on TV’s “Happy Days,” had died at 83.