The Functioning of American Parties

Conor Friedersdorf describes The Two Party System at Work.

It is a fairly amusing and accurate in many ways.

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. Brummagem Joe says:

    It’s very accurate Steve. At one time the Republicans used to be the party that said there were no free lunches. Now it’s become the party of “Eat all you like and here’s a tax cut to pay for it”