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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. MarkedMan says:

    Re: The Guardian article on No Labels where they observe that both Biden and Trump are historically unpopular. I think that although this is true, it’s focusing on a symptom of a much more significant illness. Despite Biden being exactly the type of Democratic that would have polled relatively well with Republicans in a different era, he is unpopular today simply because he is a Democrat and the vast majority of Republicans have accepted the Fox News narrative: all Democrats are evil and Biden in particular is a senile, cocaine using, insanely liberal incompetent. The reason Biden is unpopular is because Republicans simply will not accept any Democrat, and that is a new-ish thing.

    It’s not symmetrical though, Democrats still give pre-millennial approval levels to non-Trumpian or MAGA Republicans. But Trump and his MAGA’s are NOT equivalent to a normal Democrat such as Biden.

  2. gVOR10 says:

    Re Melanie – sounds like they’re still negotiating the changes to the prenup to pay her to show up.

  3. CSK says:


    I read somewhere that Melania has $50 million of her own socked away in various accounts. Surely that should be sufficient to keep Melania, Barron, and her father Viktor in reasonable comfort without Donald’s largesse.