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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Monday, August 12, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: August 12, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Google employees weighed free...

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Is There a Better Way to Hold Political Debates? We're Glad You Asked.

Guest Author

by Jill Zimon, Ohio Debate Commission Has four nights of presidential primary debates in the past two months left you wanting more, or dreading the ten (yes, 10) coming up between now and the middle of 2020? Don’t answer that. Social media, a 24-7 news cycle, and the infusion of concern for ratings have fired people up on...

Monday, August 05, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: August 5, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) University of Florida pays...

Friday, August 02, 2019

SLIDESHOW: Help Wanted: Building Opportunity in Today's Labor Market

Guest Author

Click here or image above to view Slideshow by Maureen Conway, Vice President for Policy Programs and Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute For decades, the United States was considered the land of opportunity: a place where hard work resulted in educational opportunities and a job that paid a livable wage, offered opportunities for...

Monday, July 29, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: July 29, 2019

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Missouri law says fake...

Friday, July 26, 2019

Governments are making fake news a crime

Guest Author

by Alana Schetzer, Sessional Tutor and Journalist, University of Melbourne The rapid spread of fake news can influence millions of people, impacting elections and financial markets. A study on the impact of fake news on the 2016 US presidential election, for instance, has found that fake news stories about Hillary Clinton was “very strongly linked” to...

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