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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.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Remembering George H.W. Bush through City Club Addresses

City Club Staff

Today, in a National Day of Mourning, 41st President George H.W. Bush will be honored with a state funeral at the National Cathedral. Over the course of George H.W. Bush's political career, he addressed the City Club four times. Here's a look at The Plain Dealer coverage of each speech, including audio from his 1980 appearance. June...

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Monday, December 03, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: DECEMBER 3, 2018

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.) Cal Poly is threatening...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2019 Free Speech Essay Contest

Julia Wang, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

The 2019 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest is here! All Northeast Ohio high school students are invited to submit an essay challenging the role of free speech in the 21st century. This year’s prompt focuses on current threats to free speech – see below for the full prompt. 2019 Prompt: Throughout 2018, there have been...

Monday, November 26, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: NOVEMBER 26, 2018

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.) Free-speech protects Wisconsin students...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Your Support Encourages Dialogue, Diversity, and Democracy

Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland

I want to be direct with you. I'm concerned about the state of our nation.There’s a divisiveness to so much political conversation and there are fractures in so many communities. Common ground seems so rare. But as the year comes to a close, I reflect on the words shown above on the Freedom of Speech...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lies, damn lies and post-truth

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Lee McIntyre, Boston University Most politicians lie. Or do they? Even if we could find some isolated example of a politician who was scrupulously honest – former President Jimmy Carter, perhaps – the question is how to think about the rest of them. And if most politicians lie, then why are some Americans so hard on President Donald...

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