We have a full-blown billionaire space race going. Elon Musk is launching cars into space for … reasons. Richard Branson is now the first private astronaut — he rushed to beat Jeff Bezos. What to make of this? Where will this private space race go?

The technical achievement is not…

On Friday, July 2, President Biden and Vice President Harris had their weekly lunch. The conversation should have been interesting. Harris appears to be struggling, with a poorly received interview about the immigration crisis, being handed impossible to solve problems, and swirling rumors of disarray at the Office of the…

It’s July 4, one of our oldest national holidays, but I keep thinking on our newest national holiday — Juneteenth — and how the two fit together nicely. July 4 thcelebrates the Declaration of Independence on the founding of the United States as a new nation. Juneteenth represents a small…

Walter “Fritz” Mondale, who died last week, re-defined the vice presidency and for the most part his successors have followed the model he established. But there has been one, very specific deviation. Mondale counseled future VPs not to accept line assignments. But high-profile policy assignments have become standard for all…

I never really thought I wanted to teach. I wanted to do brilliant research, write important things and be famous. As I drift (tumble) into middle-age, I have done some research and written some things. It is safe to say that I have not set the world on fire and…

Walter “Fritz” Mondale, who died today at 93, changed what it means to be Vice President — that is the story of my dissertation — and I was fortunate to interview Mondale about it. …

We have our first article about the Vice Presidency of Kamala Harris. There isn’t much to say… yet.

The article title pretty much says it all.

This is actually all pretty standard. She is doing outreach to groups with which she has affinity, VPs always do that. What is more…

‘The vice presidency is a good gig’: Here’s some advice for Joe Biden’s 2020 running mate

Aaron Mannes, Opinion contributor Published 5:02 a.m. ET Aug. 2, 2020

You didn’t become vice president just for future opportunities. You want to make a difference now. There’s good news and bad news.

Congratulations…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers…

Aaron Mannes

AAAS Policy Fellow, formerly @UMIACS (specializing in international security), did a PhD on vice presidents, interested in a lot of stuff

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