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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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates Presents "Case for Reparations" at City Club of Cleveland

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, walked to the lectern at the City Club of Cleveland and managed to distill two years of work on “The Case for Reparations” into an eight-word thesis: “What you have taken should be given back.” It’s time, he argues, for America’s moral reckoning with the legacy...

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Friday, August 15, 2014

A City Club Forum on Inspiration

Running for sport is hard. I know--I did it one time. (My track teammates were really concerned when they saw my asthma acting up. I do not have asthma.)  But could you imagine running five kilometers with a prosthetic leg? How about doing that right after 750 meters’ worth of swimming, and 20 kilometers of...

Friday, August 15, 2014

From Jackson to Obama: Political Treasures on Display

Ralph String started collecting political memorabilia when he was eight years old. His parents brought him home a few Alf Landon buttons from the last national political convention in Cleveland: the 1936 Republican National Convention held at the Public Auditorium. Nine hundred items and 41 years later, he donated The Cleveland City Club Collection, which...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

We The Students: More Than Just A Number

The City Club of Cleveland welcomed panelists from Cleveland State University and Cleveland Metropolitan School District on August 7th, 2014. Taylor Watson, Michael Sterritt, La-Shaune Gullatt, Anne Galletta, Ph.D., Jayme Thomas, and Carly Evans all displayed their work on analyzing the causes of underachievement in their district through a survey of 9th grade students. Their...

Friday, August 08, 2014

Building An Ohio Economy That Works

Amy Hanauer Prepared Remarks City Club of Cleveland, July 25, 2014 Note: Citations are hyperlinked to the original source. When theme in paragraph remains the same, readers can assume it is the same source as the first link. Thanks Paul. I just wanted to start by saying that if you’re ever looking for someone to...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Who said it?

Ok, friends, it’s time for a little game we like to call “Name the speaker.” We’ve got two speakers from the last two weeks. Chances are you didn’t see both. On July 18, Rebpublican Senator Rob Portman addressed an audience heavily weighted to the political right. The following week, think tank founder Amy Hanauer of Policy...

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