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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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The State of the Great Lakes? Is that a thing?

You know that enormous body of water you drive by on the shoreway? We've got an annual forum devoted to it and its comrades. Here are three reasons you should join us. You'll want to hear Chris Korleski. Chris Korleski runs the Great Lakes Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If it's about conservation...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

What's American and what's not?

What if most of what you thought was commonly understood wisdom actually wasn't? What if our basic definitions of what it means to be American, to be patriotic, to walk in the footsteps of the founding fathers turn out to be complete misreadings of what the founders actually believed?  Last Friday's forum speaker asked essentially...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There is common ground in the gun debate

I'm writing this on a Tuesday in March. I don't know when I'll publish this, but I know that eventually, I will, because there will be the right news hook, another moment when suddenly, we're all talking about guns again, because someone has died or many people have died and the killer was someone with...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Only at The City Club

If you go back through our history (and, if you've got the time, I'd encourage you to do that), you'll find a number of moments that truly stand out--moments when we make history, or moments that, when viewed through the lens of history, provide a sense of just how important The City Club is. There...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reaching Greece and Rwanda

We made history the evening of March 6th. The second installment in our Startups@CityClub series featured some fairly heavy hitters in the global and national startup community, but that wasn't the historic part. If you haven't heard of Brad Feld, you should know who he is. The author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEO's Heroin Epidemic

You won't find many conversations about Northeast Ohio's current heroin epidemic more productive, useful and informative than the one we hosted January 31st. This came together late last year, when Judge Michael Astrab and his bailiff, Mike Cook, reached out to us to pitch the idea of a forum on heroin. The stories Judge...

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