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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 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...

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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...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Building a New, Better Cleveland in a Post-Foreclosure World

It is no secret that Cleveland was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. Subprime/predatory lending, robo-signing, foreclosures themselves, and a rise in vacant and abandoned properties made an example out of Cleveland. All this, coupled with Cleveland’s existing population issues, ensured that our city became a blatantly visible victim of the meltdown. Though the problem...

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Think back to the summer you were 16. What was on your mind? How best to spend your school-free months? Holding down a summer job? How about how to change your community for the better? This summer, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) is hosting a youth delegation from Iraq through the US Department...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Creative Workforce Fellowship Session: What to Expect

It started with a quiet announcement, that Cuyahoga county's Creative Workforce Fellowship was to be temporarily suspended, pending a review by the funder. Few noticed, until Belt Mag founder and editor-in-chief Anne Trubek started a minor ruckus online and on her Facebook wall. She eventually deleted the Facebook post, but not before generating a little...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cleveland: 10 Things Politico Should Know

This was originally published on Huffington Post (7/8/14) Yesterday, after the Republican National Committee named Cleveland as its 2016 convention site, a writer for Politico added his two cents to the national narrative about Cleveland. "Cleveland: 10 things to know" obviously meant well but started with something that happened 45 years ago and had all the hallmarks of a hastily cobbled...

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