Steven M. Teles

On the Affordable Care Act Decision

For the first time in my life, I got a prediction right. Before today’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, I was telling everyone I could that I was not particularly worried, that the core policy substance of the Affordable Care Act was safe. Here’s what my reasoning was, which I think was completely vindicated by… Read more »

Stay for Tea

The real Tea Partiers are worth getting to know. Because they’re going to be here a while. And they might prove useful.

Remembering James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson is dead. I find it very hard to write those words. While I was not his student, his work had a profound impact on me, as it did on so many other political scientists. He was, quite simply, the most consequential student of American politics of the last half-century. Two decades ago,… Read more »