The idea of tolerance as a guiding value for society has been criticized in recent years, from different sides.
John Wood, Jr. discusses the challenges of racial identity in Democratic society In front of an international audience of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs.
John Wood, Jr. talks with author Robin Koerner about the political divide in America, and what we can do to heal it.
Immediately following President Trump, Braver Angels media director and former Republican nominee for congress John Wood, Jr. took the stage from Pepperdine university to discuss the state of the conservative movement in California, and need to restore civil bonds with people on the left.
Growing up in the United States of America—a nation defined in many minds by its fraught racial history—and observing public life at a time when racial sensitivities are constantly prodded and enflamed, it is easy to think that there is no greater sin in the world than racism.
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.
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.”
Braver Angels Magazine The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929. He died, still a young man, April 4th, 1968, the victim of an assassin’s bullet. The …
When times are good, when institutions are stable and prosperity abundant, it may be that we are less likely to ask fundamental questions about values in society. Their importance is …
John and Ciaran dive back into the government shutdown and immigration debate, imagining a new way forward. J and C also announce the Braver Angels State of the Union event, two days after President Trump’s SOTU and the Democratic response, in Washington D.C.
A new new normal among thoughtfully courageous Americans left and right can fill the void of civic virtue that has swelled to a chasm in this past year.
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.
Sound politics used to be about wedding empathy and patriotism. We may want to start doing that again.
Steve Sphar and Marisa Bogdanoff, the red and blue co-chairs of Better Angels’ Sacramento alliance, discuss their journey to build an alliance, including the challenges of equally representing the two sides.
Amos, Andy and Apu Facebook Reddit Twitter Email John looks at the reemergence of controversy surrounding the Simpsons character ‘Apu,’ along with a glance back at the history of stereotypical …
John Wood, Jr. looks at David Hogg’s impact on the gun control debate and asks what his influence says about the adults who have allowed for our current situation with …