Rebecca Nelson, National Journal, 10/30/2015
Blades may come from the left, but other anti-polarization efforts have originated on the right. David Blankenhorn of the right-of-center Institute for American Values has launched a new initiative called Better Angels, which, among other efforts, is establishing an index of depolarization (similar to the country's economic indicators) and preparing a national report on the problem of hyperpartisanship. "There is something within us that wants to be a community," he says. "There's a part of us that realizes that we can do better than this, and we should do better than this."