Guest Bloggers

My wife and I are headed off for a few days R&R tomorrow morning and will be back Wednesday evening. I’ll have Internet access and will likely post a little something but certainly not my usual volume. I’ve asked some folks to fill in while I’m away and they’ve graciously accepted.

  • Steven Taylor, my former colleague at Troy, has his PhD in political science from the University of Texas and is an expert on Latin America, focusing on elections and Colombia. He has been posting at his own site, PoliBlog, almost as long as I’ve had OTB.
  • Steve Bainbridge is the William D. Warren Professor of Law at UCLA. He is on hiatus from his popular Professor Bainbridge blog while it undergoes some technical renovations.
  • Dave Schuler has already posted his own intro, so there’s not much for me to add. We’ve had some excellent discussions in the OTB comments section and back-and-forths with his posts at Dean’s World and his own site, The Glittering Eye. He’s the first self-described Democrat to get posting privileges at OTB but you’ll find he’s in the Harry Truman-JFK-Scoop Jackson-Sam Nunn-Zell Miller tradition.

Extend them all a warm OTB welcome and engage them vigorously in the comments section.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Dave Schuler says:

    Thank you, James. Sam Nunn and Henry Jackson are heroes of mine.

  2. Cernig says:

    That’s one hell of a fine set of guest bloggers. In all cases I have immense respect for their intellects even when I don’t always agree with them.

    I hope you all enjoy your time at OTB.

    Regards, Cernig @ Newshog

  3. spacemonkey says:

    Hi Steven.

    I alway enjoy your specials to the Mobile Register.

  4. Caryn Parker says:

    I both like and dislike the figure of speech that Steve Bainbridge’s blog is “[undergoing] some technical renovations.”

    I like it in that the analogy to the situation of someone moving out of their house while it undergoes renovation is immediately familiar to most of us.

    Now bear with the wonkery.

    I dislike it because the fact that a motley collection of databases, interpreters, and web servers that power a blog is hardly a substantial enough ‘thing’ that the notion of renovation applies.

    I daresay (without wanting to boast) that it would take me about 30 minutes to move my blog from one server to another (even from one platform to another). I have done this thrice in the last five years.

    So let’s not give more weight to this software business than it needs.

  5. Spence David says:

    I wish Bainbridge’s blog was active. I miss it. It has been in my top 5 for over a year now.