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

American Ideals?

Some thoughts about why the president’s remarks on immigration are so problematic.

Being Known by the Company you Keep…

Support for Trump’s comments are very telling.

One more on Twitter

If you can’t beat a dead horse on a blog, where can you?

The Dunning-Kruger Presidency

Knowing what you don’t know is important.

Some Thoughts on Presidential Twitter

Donald Trumps’ tweets are the public statements of the President of the United States. This makes them noteworthy and often important.

The President’s Pakistan Tweet

POTUS decided to start the New Year by insulting Pakistan over Twitter.

Project365 2017

Protests in Iran

Tax Confusion

Attempts to pre-pay property taxes lead to confusion and frustration.

Moore Seeks Court Action to Stop Certification of Vote

Roy Moore continues to think that he is special.

The Power of Vaccines

Failures of Trumpian Populism

Fixing long term shifts in manufacturing isn’t easy.

VA House of Delegates Race now a Tie

One for the textbooks.

Lessons from the Alabama Special Election

Let’s not forget how unique the Moore-Jones contest was.

AL Exit Polls

Comparative Falsehoods: Obama v. Trump

The difference is, dare I say, huge.

The Moore-Jones Race

Explaining what Tuesday is likely to bring.

Benghazi!! (Wait, What?): Tales from the State Department

The ongoing destruction of the Department of State

This Will End Well…

On German Democracy

Negotiations over government formation is not a crisis.

Explaining Votes for Moore

Voters rank factors before choosing how to vote.

CBS Fires Rose