Archive for the ‘Academic Steve’ Category


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

I guess I side with the Republicans on this one.

I really do not like the Doctor title.  However, the Mister title has its own implications for me.


Do you know who your state legislator is?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Last night, John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” did a piece on state legislatures. If I could embed YouTube clips into my research papers, I would, but for now I will use

Last Week Tonight actually emailed me asking for some statistics. None were directly used in the piece, however the facts that no one runs against incumbent legislators; no one knows who their legislator is; and legislatures pass considerably more bills than Congress make appearances in Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the dissertation. Unfortunately, my email exchanges with Last week Tonight trailed off. If they would have continued, I would have suggested this clip

On a short note, I will try to update more frequently now that life has settled. As many readers likely know, it has been an interesting two years for Steve – who is finally a Billiken.

School: Done

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013


…Steven Rogers PhD

Rogers’ Research Statement by Stephen Colbert

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Can I use this as a research statement? (If you have Ad Block, click here and go 6 minutes in)

Ladders through windows over the 17th

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

So, last week, my former Congressman addressed my favorite Amendment.

I did not know that the ratification of the 17th Amendment included hurling ink wells in the Missouri Senate or throwing a ladder through a window (skip to 45 seconds in). He’s right.

My former Congressman is the only one to oppose the Amendment

Amazon the Adviser

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Sat down to do data work…but first visited….and these are the book recommendations I got.

To blow them up some…

Well…thats not encouraging….Why is it stupid?

Okay. I have to do some other things…

Got it…Write a lot…But I am really slow at doing that.

12 weeks? No way I can do that! What’s wrong with me?!

…I guess I should get back to that data work.

[EDIT] Quick Update!

Okay…Still not doing data work. But, it is pretty cool to use Google Analytics to see web traffic.

The above map are my visitors (all 4) in the minute after I posted to Facebook. Who is out there in Princeton? And is it Lindsey or Rich out in Denver?

For reference, here yesterday’s map…from Australia

State Leg Tid Bit

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Hawaii State Legislature has never been controlled by Republicans.