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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.

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Amazon is burning: 4 essential reads on Brazil’s vanishing rainforest

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by Catesby Holmes, The Conversation Nearly 40,000 fires are incinerating Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the latest outbreak in an overactive fire season that has charred 1,330 square miles of the rainforest this year. Don’t blame dry weather for the swift destruction of the world’s largest tropical forest, say environmentalists. These Amazonian wildfires are a human-made disaster, set by...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Buckle up, business leaders, the 2020 election is coming

Guest Author

by Chris Berry, partner at Green Block Group We are now under 500 days until the general election, and the third Democratic presidential primary debate is less than a month away. Roughly two-dozen Democrats are running for their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump. This will be an election season like no other as the...

Monday, August 19, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: August 19, 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.) Wisconsin State Legislature introduces...

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...

Thursday, August 08, 2019

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

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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...

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