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Bitzer’s Crystal Ball: The Upcoming Election

October 7, 2014
Category: Events, Faculty, History & Politics
This year’s mid-term election continues a pattern from the past few campaign cycles, most notably with North Carolina once again a crucial state in determining winners and losers at the national level. Control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance in the Tar Heel state, which has seen a dead-even…
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Bitzer Comments on Moral Monday Tough Odds

August 6, 2014
Category: Faculty, History & Politics
Catawba College Provost, professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was featured in a Citizen Times article discussing the tough odds the Moral Monday protest movement will face in November. Bitzer said the Democrats will be successful if they can break the GOP super majority,…
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Bitzer Comments on Push for Quick NC Ruling on Gay Marriage

July 29, 2014
Category: Faculty, History & Politics
Catawba College Provost, professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer spoke to WSOC-TV about gay marriage supporters pushing for a quick ruling in North Carolina. Bitzer said Attorney General Roy Cooper is attempting to draw political lines between himself and Governor Pat…
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Bitzer Comments on Toll of NC State Budget Stalemate

July 22, 2014
Category: Faculty, History & Politics
Catawba College Provost, professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer spoke to WSOC-TV about the state budget stalemate and its toll. "This dragging out of where they need to be and what they need to be doing really is starting to raise some eyebrows," said Bitzer. Watch the…
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Bitzer Comments on State Budget Debate over Teacher Raises

July 17, 2014
Category: Faculty, History & Politics
Catawba College Provost, professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer spoke to WSOC-TV about the state budget debate over teacher raises. "I think this is a real tug-of-war within the Republican Party," said Bitzer, going on to say the disagreements between the governor and…
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