While James and Kim head to Aruba to try and straighten out the criminal justice system down there, I will be helping to fill in.

For those unfamiliar with me, I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Troy University (where James and I were colleagues for several years) and have been blogging at PoliBlog for about two weeks less than James has been here at OTB (indeed, he inspired my entry into blogging, so you can blame him, if you like).

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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


  1. Patrick T McGuire says:

    Welcome to the salt mines. You have big shoes to fill.