Recommended Reading / October 3rd, 2022 / By Braver Angels
Below are four perspectives — two red and two blue — on President Biden’s recent executive action on student loan forgiveness.
Recommended Reading / February 4th, 2022 / By John R. Wood Jr.
Our differences do not disappear when we deplatform people, or cut them out of our lives. So how can we contend with the differences that challenge us so deeply?
Recommended Reading / November 18th, 2021 / By Braver Angels
Why do Americans hold such dissonant perspectives on the meaning of our core ideals?
Recommended Reading / August 17th, 2021 / By Respect + Rebellion
This is a friendship all about appreciating differences — and helping other people to do the same through their leadership.
Bias / August 2nd, 2021 / By John R. Wood Jr.
You hear a whole lot of talk about “narrative” these days. Who is setting the narrative? Which candidate is winning the news cycle? Which party’s message is breaking through? It all gets to feeling a bit tactical. I guess that’s the point. We live in the age of the attention economy, with...
Bias / June 29th, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
Watch what happened when Trump voters and Clinton voters got together in the same room.
News / June 23rd, 2021 / By AllSides Staff
John R. Wood, Jr.’s biracial background and bipartisan parents laid the framework for his extensive career working across differences and divides.
Recommended Reading / June 17th, 2021 / By Monica Guzman
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Wynette Sills had done several workshops through the Braver Angels Sacramento Alliance when she realized two things. First: She wanted to go deeper. And second: it was time to tackle the biggest force she saw jamming...
Recommended Reading / January 25th, 2021 / By John R. Wood Jr.
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared as a Braver Angels newsletter. To subscribe to Braver Angels, sign up here . From the Center This piece is from a writer rated Center. "You can tell more than one story about what’s happening, but what’s undeniable is that something is broken...
Recommended Reading / December 9th, 2020 / By John R. Wood Jr.
Editor's Note: An abridged version of this essay was originally published on Persuasion.com , and the full version appeared on Braver Angels . We must surely have the answer, by now, to Langston Hughes’ question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” The poet wonders—“does it dry up like a...
News / September 2nd, 2020 / By John R. Wood Jr.
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared as a Braver Angels newsletter. In the last several days the United States of America has again witnessed a law enforcement shooting of a Black man that has again triggered, in turn, dramatic unrest in American cities. We have seen political...
Bias / July 14th, 2020 / By John R. Wood Jr.
Braver Angels 2020 brings you a conversation like few others. Bob Woodson and Hawk Newsome are among the most important voices in black America today, but their politics couldn't be any more different on the surface. Hawk Newsome is the chairman and former president of Black Lives Matter...
News / June 17th, 2020 / By John R. Wood Jr.
American social fabric is tearing apart at catastrophic speed. How did we get here and where does hope come from for the future? Braver Angels leaders John Wood, Jr. and April Lawson are joined by author, social psychologist and Braver Angels board member Jonathan Haidt to discuss the...
Recommended Reading / June 11th, 2020 / By John R. Wood Jr.
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Braver Angels . This past December, before the world changed but at a moment when most of the problems that led us here were in full view, I was invited to speak at an event organized by Bishop Omar Jawar of Dallas, Texas, in front of the...