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COMMON GROUND ON TAXES FOUND

Short video: Watch substantive agreement emerge between the honorable Barney Frank and Larry Kudlow during Common Ground Committee's seventh public forum, "Finding Common Ground on Taxes"!Read more »

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NEW PUBLIC FORUM: FINDING COMMON GROUND ON TAXES

The honorable Barney Frank and Larry Kudlow engage in a productive discussion on key questions affecting the political debate over federal tax reform in this Presidential election year.Read more »

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FINDING COMMON GROUND: THEN & NOW PUBLIC FORUM

David Gergen and Chris Matthews with stories and insights driving the point home that shared experiences and relationships, as personified by Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil, enable political rivals to find common ground and work together.Read more »

LATEST ON COMMON GROUNDER BLOG

How to reunite America by disagreeing agreeably

Is there any hope the deep wounds in our public discourse can be healed? Common Ground Committee is about doing just that. A skeptic might say that this organization, while well-meaning, is just a “voice crying in the wilderness”. We would, respectfully, disagree. We believe that the level and intensity of polarization is so bad that the pendulum of public discourse is now starting to swing back toward civility and respect. Citizens like us and even some political leaders are deciding “enough already”. Read more »

COMMON GROUND IN ACTION

Cranes, curlews, and cows — the delicate debate over Oregon’s federal lands

A PBS News Hour story about how ranchers, federal officials and environmental groups are coming together to deal with conflict over cattle grazing on public lands in Oregon. Earlier this year, the conflict made national headlines because of a military style standoff. Now the parties are listening to one another, respectfully, and making good progress to finding solution. Watch the program Read more »

VIDEO: HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP

Want to be part of the solution? Common Ground Committee forums bring light not heat to the public discourse. Our goal to bring truth, clarity, understanding and progress to issues of importance, is something we can all agree on. Your financial support makes a difference by providing the resources needed to produce public forums in first class venues and with expert panelists. Watch video »