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

Dan Drezner: RINO

Looking at the Causes of the Financial Crisis

Can we credibly blame the CRA, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, and the like for the mortgage crisis?

Military Rule Continues in Egypt

Current events have underscored who holds political power in Egypt in the post-Mubarak era.

No MO for Newt

Newt Returns to Privatizing Social Security

Campainging like is it 1999.

Conservative Media Destroying Conservative Movement?

Treating entertainment as entertainment is one thing. Treating it as news and education is another.

A Few Observations about Occupy UC Davis

The calendar favors waiting out the occupiers, not confronting them.

UC Davis Launches Investigation into Pepper Spray Incident

Further, there was another example of police violence at UCD earlier this week.

UC Davis Police Pepper Spray Peaceful Protesters

I find the rather nonchalant gassing of the protestors by the police officer, as if he is sparying his roses for aphids, to be disturbing.

If They Would Just Build a Fence

After all, securing the border is easy and the forces driving cross-border illicit activities can be curtailed with enough force and security.

Perry Provides More Evidence for my Hypothesis

Perry proves again that he really doesn’t know why he is running (plus a few comments on his proposal).

Bachmann Needs a Comparative Politics Class (and Some History and Logic, too)

Apparently, we should be more like China. Or something.

More Evidence of WND’s Loony Nature

Grover Norquist isn’t conservative enough for WND.

Austerity Package Passes Italian Senate; Stage Set for New PM

Interesting and significant goings on in Italian politics.

Peter Principle Politics

Or, perhaps, the Perry Princple?

Three Thoughts on the Failed Personhood Amendment

The failure of the personhood amendment should tell us at least three key things.

Cain Doubles Down

Ciao, Silvio

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds PPACA

The PPACA now has a 3-1 record in US appeals courts.

More Problems for Cain Concerning his Behavior with Women

Cain’s woes continue to mount.

Next Up: Italy