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Perspective On 2013 Politics And A Preview Of 2014


By most accounts 2013 was a tumultuous political year. At the national level, bi-partisanship reached an all time high and a major battle ensued over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The IRS was embroiled in a scandal over targeting the tea party on tax status and the White House was accused of spying on foreign dignitaries. Closer to home we had a feud over who should control the airport, lawmakers comparing the ACA and President Obama to Hitler and Nazism and the rise of Moral Mondays. We'll look back at a wild year in politics and ahead on what to expect in 2014.


Dr Michael Bitzer - Associate Professor and Chair of the Politics and History Dept. at Catawba College
Dr. Scott Huffmon - Professor of Political Science and the Founder and Director of the Social & Behavioral Research Laboratory at Winthrop University