Columnist Hayes Brown looks at Kamala Harris's tiebreaking role in the context of the changing prestige and power of vice presidents from John Adams to Mike Pence.
by Richard Moe
Kamala Harris seems poised to exert influence over policy and legislation as vice president. In this sense, she will carry forward the evolution of the office, according to a former vice presidential chief of staff who contributed to the development of the "modern vice presidency."
SOURCE: The Guardian
Kamala Harris will be the first woman and woman of color to hold the vice presidency. Her political past offers a complicated picture of the kinds of policies she's likely to advance in that role.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Amber Roessner
Jimmy Carter’s campaign staff recognized that the vice presidency had garnered tremendous attention during the 1970s, and not in a good way.
by Joel K. Goldstein
History suggests that these well-intended proposals rest on mistaken judgments about the way the vice-presidential selection system now operates, exaggerate the benefits of the proposed reforms, and underestimate the difficulty of implementing those remedies.
by Joel K. Goldstein
Four decades after it was reinvented by Carter and Mondale, the Office of the Vice Presidency is sinking in status.
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