Doug Checked in

I know that this has been brought up the most recent open fora, but Doug Mataconis did briefly emerge online yesterday (on Facebook and Twitter):

More on Twitter. I just thought readers would like to know.

We do not have any additional information.

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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


  1. Mister Bluster says:

    Yea! Doug!
    Take care of your life!
    We are all glad to hear from you!

  2. Hal_10000 says:

    I miss that guy. Hope he’s staying safe and can get back in touch with us soon.

  3. SC_Birdflyte says:

    Work these issues out, Doug, and come back, please.

  4. EddieInCA says:

    My wife follows him on Facebook, and mentioned it to me yesterday. I meant to post in yesterday’s open thread, but… bourbon.

  5. Sleeping Dog says:

    Good to hear from him.

  6. CSK says:

    I’m sure he’d understand.

  7. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Sorry for the mysterious explanation

    #1, It’s good to hear from you Doug.
    #2, It’s none of our business, so no apology necessary.
    #3, I really hope that whatever it is that has taken up so much of your time, it settles out in a favorable fashion.

  8. wr says:

    Don’t need or deserve any additional information — he owes me nothing. Glad he’s doing okay. I enjoy his writing even — or maybe especially — when he pisses me off…

  9. CSK says:

    He indicated he was getting there in his Facebook post

  10. Teve says:

    Best wishes, Doug.

  11. Raoul says:

    I was wondering about him that I even googled his name. If he writes a book I probably buy it. Best of luck.

  12. Ebenezer_Arvigenius says:

    Good to know. Thank you :-).

  13. Grumpy realist says:

    Take care of yourself, Doug. We’ll hold the fort at this end, always available for you.

  14. Monala says:

    Wishing you the best, Doug.

  15. Kari Q says:

    I’m glad to hear from you, Doug, and I second @OzarkHillbilly: ; It’s none of our business. Only explain it all if doing so helps you in some way. Otherwise, everyone who deserves to know already knows.

  16. Barry says:

    Well, he’s alive!

  17. Franklin says:

    Glad to hear from him.