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Professor @Tulane. Author of The Code Breaker, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, & Steve Jobs. Formerly Time, CNN, & Aspen Institute.

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Without effective, safe and secure infrastructure, there is no foundation to rebuild, and economic growth is diffic… https://t.co/J3VsioSprd
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9/21
2021
Will Humans Be an Interplanetary Species? NASA Chief Weighs In | Amanpou... https://t.co/7DUC6hrCUh via @YouTube
9/19
2021
George Will: Donald Trump is on the way to becoming a bore. @GeorgeWill @WalterIsaacson https://t.co/fjAUquiSpj
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonBig scoop from @_KarenHao: On the eve of the 2020 election Facebook’s most popular pages for Christian and Black A… https://t.co/cw7FUScz9h
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThe crew of #Inspiration4 had an incredible first day in space! They’ve completed more than 15 orbits around planet… https://t.co/nbAj2tF89c
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9/17
2021
I really enjoyed getting to spend time with @MichelMcQMartin on @AmanpourCoPBS @camanpour. Hope you can watch. We c… https://t.co/2FcQqi7iJ9
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonAbsolutely spectacular launch of the #Inspiration4 mission! The #Falcon9 put on a beautiful show and the crew is no… https://t.co/JoYFcXTC9P
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9/16
2021
Godspeed https://t.co/KcL1oUd3D8Yes, I am going to get Starlink. Of course! https://t.co/TDhKGVm9a5 @CoxHelp @CoxComm Done. DM sentCox New Orleans customers vent ire over slow return of cable and internet service https://t.co/uYHNWyh8My via… https://t.co/Dhcka5NaX7
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson @weezilla @CoxHelp @CoxComm @elonmusk Yes, I’m going to get @SpaceXStarlink"Their lame excuses and lack of timeline may drive me to AT&T, whom I do not care for either." Two weeks after Hur… https://t.co/TZtOI3TSxZ
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson"Everyone just incrementally added something—including me"—@kkariko Over 3 decades of perseverance to get mRNA in… https://t.co/x5HSRXAu5a
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9/15
2021
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9/12
2021
Fmr. President George W. Bush gave a speech on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 honoring the "America I know" and contr… https://t.co/XlawrX5Fx8
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonRare video footage shows CNN founder Ted Turner at inside the cable network's newsroom and control room on Septembe… https://t.co/Kl0Ma1GxIr
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9/11
2021
Passage from @WalterIsaacson's book, "Leonardo da Vinci". This reminds me a great deal of @SirKenRobinson's "Do Sc… https://t.co/sNuaI0bAhs
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9/10
2021
A solar panel on every roof, a big ole house battery in every pantry https://t.co/tQcoOHu7ls
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9/9
2021
New Orleans levees passed their first major test https://t.co/mhL5u80XX0 via @NatGeo
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonTwo Feng Zhang lab alumni find a new CRISPR enzyme that could take a Big Gulp out of RNA — and a raft of devastatin… https://t.co/Dv4gseSzwk
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9/7
2021
It appears SpaceX’s Starlink was used by the local Louisiana government in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida: https://t.co/WF91z4wfg7
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThanks to @elonmusk and @SpaceX for getting us connected port #hurricaneida Communications is key in our recovery.… https://t.co/U0dIEyxyhF
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9/5
2021
Thanks @BillGates for putting this in your reading bag. The wave of the future. https://t.co/gUxj77isUW
9/4
2021
We have no internet, no power. The mail isn’t delivered. My Amazon order was supposed to arrive 9/2 but I haven’t s… https://t.co/c7baHpNwyx
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9/3
2021
Landing in the dark through clouds https://t.co/kRaAhgcWjf
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9/1
2021
It’s just hitting me now that a category 4 — wouldn’t surprise me if it’s a 5 on post-evaluation — hurricane just h… https://t.co/U9QuEUegsD
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonGhassan Korban is a new hero of the city. The drainage worked,and also the levees all held. Good infrastructure is… https://t.co/SsyyGetumBDay after. Thank you for your calls and texts. New Orleans will continue. 302 years young. Stronger. https://t.co/vzKm30yVas
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThe bar is not open, but that didn’t stop this crew of @finnmccoolspub regulars from resuming their afternoon shift… https://t.co/4NTJHR4Rbd
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonWe held the line, New Orleans. The dollars invested into our levee system from state & federal partners were not in… https://t.co/u6dWJVIFtu
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8/31
2021
Most resilient area in the world. We are going to be alright. This gave me chills ⚜️ https://t.co/pLSNdmfLYe
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8/30
2021
New hurricane. Who dis? https://t.co/qrb3NwRPE3
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThis is idiotic even by the standards of Network Big Storm Idiocy. https://t.co/6IgOd8wQQI
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8/29
2021
Should CRISPR edit out human disease? @WalterIsaacson explains how the discovery of the gene-editing tool CRISPR re… https://t.co/xoDaRvYcm9
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8/26
2021
This was one of the most interesting interviews I’ve done, even though the shutters on my windows acted up. https://t.co/fKTY2xZpbQScientific breakthroughs aren’t always recognized at the time they’re made. @namshine speaks with @WalterIsaacson a… https://t.co/CGLWPuhdnY
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonIf gene editing could make humans better, should it? Tonight @namshine speaks with @WalterIsaacson about CRISPR, th… https://t.co/nVrV8VhjXz
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8/25
2021
If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX & my general goings on, @WalterIsaacson is writing a biography
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8/23
2021
NASA will not be able to work on the HLS program with SpaceX until Nov. 1, just over two weeks after Blue Origin's… https://t.co/0EMMg08qMV
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonGet inspired by Inspiration 4. My talk with Jared Isaacman and Hayle Arceneaux @rookisaacman https://t.co/HwJJiWOrsL via @YouTube
8/19
2021
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8/14
2021
Can biography tell the whole truth? @AnneMcElvoy asks the author @WalterIsaacson on “The Economist Asks” podcast https://t.co/OH0eOCXYgO
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonCan we all just take a minute to appreciate Sam Patel?! 🙌 📸 @Erdayastronaut https://t.co/BfCyEsH2Cs
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonA big deal in a deep red state -- LSU to mandate vaccine after FDA approval https://t.co/uYMv2I4Skk
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8/12
2021
Is America Rooted in Evil? Here’s my full interview on @AmanpourCoPBS @camanpour with Andrew Sullivan @sullydishhttps://t.co/4ZHjNWN0Wy“The truth is we have whitewashed the past,” says social commentator and author Andrew Sullivan. @WalterIsaacsonhttps://t.co/2ft5RLsc7W
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson“I'm not giving up on [the United States]. I don't think it's rooted in evil and constantly going to...oppress peop… https://t.co/eiMC1gcbsw
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8/11
2021
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Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThe founding fathers (and mothers) would want us to get vaccinated. Consider the evidence, which I map out in today… https://t.co/Ix0NUqPeqh
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson @thesheetztweetz SpaceX could do it if need be
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThe Inspiration4 mission is the cover story of TIME magazine: https://t.co/CD4kGkj5EN https://t.co/wbx4f4U3fs
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8/10
2021
Opinion: Biden’s Tesla snub shows that clout, not innovation, is driving the American EV revolution… https://t.co/6s14HmDIfM
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson @elonmusk How it How it’s started: going: https://t.co/5OtTrW0gK5
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Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonWOW! 😳🤩 https://t.co/YY9UmqKiKu
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8/7
2021
Looking forward to interviewing @WalterIsaacson about #CodeBreaker at the @mvbookfestival tomorrow at 10 am easter… https://t.co/yav6ukByGN
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Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonSN20 is lifting right now! 🤯 https://t.co/D11k0xxRAp https://t.co/1UiwtKsp2U
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonShip 20 liftoff! We are about to witness the world’s tallest ever rocket! 📸 @NASASpaceflight / 📹… https://t.co/L68JaCOAJS
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8/6
2021
@elonmusk @lexfridman Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial screw flying machine. https://t.co/GGFHX4x2NS1 year ago(SN5) vs now. What a year! Congrats #SpaceX and @elonmusk on the massive progress. It may never be as fas… https://t.co/DCDlebMXYq
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8/5
2021
Starting Thursday, the city will reopen the UNO Lakefront COVID-19 testing and vaccine site. Uber and Lyft are offe… https://t.co/kbgYlo21Pu
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson“I don't believe he's consulting with any public health experts. And what he's doing has no basis in the law.” - L… https://t.co/G2IOF51ZdF
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson.@LouisianaGov accuses @AGJeffLandry of ‘purposely undermining’ public confidence in #COVID19 vaccines and masking.… https://t.co/kBkJg03mSt
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonWow! https://t.co/YwdWDENv2M
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonCOVID testing and vaccines will now be available at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans starting tomorrow throug… https://t.co/61oizP8PuN
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson"[COVID] does have a pro-life element to it...this is the biggest challenge to life anywhere in the world today," s… https://t.co/ZPx1BeLtmy
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson.@LouisianaGov: State AG Jeff Landry is undermining vaccine efforts. @WalterIsaacson @camanpour https://t.co/VOnxwqZOPH
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8/4
2021
Booster 4 along with Booster 3 and Starhopper to its right has arrived at the launch site! 📸 @NASASpaceflight / 📹… https://t.co/UqNq5AENzX
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonFUNDSTRAT: Vaccination rates vs. two weeks ago are UP in 48 of 50 states. Twenty-seven states are seeing “panic" va… https://t.co/ciwXUFjp8b
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonThis is a very powerful talk. https://t.co/wplBvPEJtX
Retweeted by Walter Isaacson @Teslarati @KlenderJoey Hard to believe it’s been 15 years already. Those goals actually precede the creation of… https://t.co/jVKRGhGBtq
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8/3
2021
Masking is not going to save us. Vaccinations are what’s crucial. According to Michael Osterholm. https://t.co/OsztPu3p3QIn which @nytdavidbrooks revisits — and reenvisions — his seminal book from 2000, “Bobos in Paradise” https://t.co/DjG41MQUbP
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonSpaceX Raptor crews have been hard at work all night long, integrating engine after engine onto the SuperHeavy boos… https://t.co/kHbvrVVGXp
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8/2
2021
A photo that makes the case for getting vaccinted: Brody Barker, 6, waves at his father, Daryl, on July 26. Brody a… https://t.co/rFDUoly40t
8/1
2021
damn that's one w i d e grid fin https://t.co/cJvAGd1ptN
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7/31
2021
JOY’S BOOK PICKS: From authors @WalterIsaacson and Anne Tyler, see how @JoyVBehar is staying entertained this summe… https://t.co/00yK6vuM5j
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonSpaceX is building Starship's first orbital-class booster at a breakneck pace https://t.co/jEUWZBn1X9 by @13ericralph31
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7/30
2021
@doctorboss, what's your go-to snack when you are streaming your favourite show? This week on #Trailblazers, Host… https://t.co/HDghl7MQJO
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonKafer: The scary, promising and not too distant future of gene editing technology https://t.co/FUfbHS0ns0 via @denverpost36 books and podcasts on health and science to check out this summer https://t.co/ij8B8zkBRjThree New Orleans music venues jointly announce proof of vaccination or negative test requirements, a very big step… https://t.co/MajNu95VWh
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7/29
2021
Mike was an exemplary human being, a man of quiet faith in God and country. If senators are either show horses or w… https://t.co/ncU7Le38Es
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7/27
2021
Read @michele_norris on Ruby Bridges and history https://t.co/LykaL1t6bY
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7/25
2021
Pfizer and J&J vaccines are available under the Pavilion at the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo today from 1-7pm. 💉 Thanks… https://t.co/NH3MHLaveY
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonWhy is it that caffeine is so socially acceptable, whereas other plant-based drugs are not? Michael Pollan weighs i… https://t.co/N1qXMGj4kl
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7/24
2021
NASA has selected Falcon Heavy to fly Europa Clipper! Launching in October 2024, this interplanetary mission will s… https://t.co/YrrDe2swEM
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonHere's an explainer on why Congress finally relented and let NASA launch the Europa Clipper on a Falcon Heavy. Some… https://t.co/tiA4qqT9qB
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7/23
2021
Licklider, the technological prophet? On prev page it said that he “loved to share ideas without craving credit for… https://t.co/0xzTwPBuzO
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7/22
2021
Congrats to my friend and former law partner @kennethpolite. He will serve our country well! https://t.co/nWRZvmi8cL
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonI’m currently running a retro-future letter larp for folks in prison.  This is the webpage with the FAQ and this is… https://t.co/hPhJz9Kevy
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonAfter waiting, Steve Scalise gets vaccinated against COVID-19, calls it "safe and effective" #lalege #lagovhttps://t.co/UMYuol8MVo
Retweeted by Walter IsaacsonSEAN HANNITY: "Please take Covid seriously. I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more… https://t.co/e6huEf04of
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7/20
2021
Lessons for Louisiana from our Arkansas neighbors on the COVID delta variant https://t.co/Ur4FwCTy6n
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7/17
2021

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