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

Arizona Seeking Donations to Build Border Fence

The state of Arizona is seeking donations for construction of the border fence.

Santorum: Social Policy Killed the British Empire

Santorum has an interesting theory about the decline of great powers.

More Musings on the Health Care Debate

An attempt at explaining where I am coming from on in the health care discussion.

The Problem with the Ryan Plan

The bottom line is that the problem with the Ryan Plan is the Ryan Plan.

Osama bin Laden: Dead

Breaking News.

What Shall We Call the Next Bit? Transcripters?

The birthers are dead (kinda), so long live the transcripters!

Superman Renounces American Citizenship

Superman will renounce his American citizenship!

Obama: Moderate 90s Republican?

Obama’s main politics are hardly as leftist as many make them out to be. Indeed, much of them could have fit well in the the GOP of 1990s and early 2000s.

Weigel Predicts

Campaigning Like it’s 2008

Trump continues his antics: pulling out 2008 campaign memes and doing his best to paint Obama as a mysterious “other.”

The Perils of Unsecured WiFi and Overzealous Law Enforcement

Yes, please secure your home networks. But also: perhaps the police need to reevaluate their tactics.

Dollar Decline

What’s the historic trend on dollar weakness?

More Poll Numbers (None of Them Especially Happy)

The new CBS/NYT poll is out and the numbers are not exactly happy, no matter whom you support.

A Magic Formula for Gas Prices?

Is there a magic formula to fix soaring gas prices? A Washington Examiner editorial claims to have found it.

More Cautionary Poll Tales

It is waaay too early to be putting much stock in polling for 2012 (either in terms of X v. Obama or GOP v. GOP).

CSI: Santiago