John Wood, Jr.

John Wood Jr. is a national leader for Braver Angels, a former nominee for congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, musical artist and a noted writer and speaker on subjects including racial and political reconciliation.

The State of Division

For the first time in American history this month, however, the Speaker of the House of Representatives specifically declined to invite the President to address the assembled houses of Congress on the state of the union.

Protests, Pile-Ons and Toxic Masculinity


Ciaran O’Connor and John Wood, Jr., with fellow Braver Angels leaders Greg Steinbrecher and Randy Lioz, discuss bias and pile on culture in the wake of the protests involving Covington Catholic High School students and participants in an Indigenous People’s Rally, and the Gillette commercial targeting “toxic masculinity.”

Trump, Syria and the Government Shutdown

Former Clinton and Obama campaign staffer Ciaran O’Connor and former Republican congressional nominee John Wood, Jr. kick off the relaunched Braver Angels Podcast with discussion about the Trump Administration’s pullout from Syria, the government shutdown, the work of Braver Angels and the importance of the Depolarization Movement.

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