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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.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Who Is Judging You?

Who Is Judging You?

There is no single elected official who could affect your life more directly than a judge. Judges decide custody disputes and will contests.  A judge decides whether a child’s misconduct is delinquency, and whether to send the child for social services or to detention.  Judges decide whether claims for breach of contract or personal or...

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Your Thursday Night Debate Watch Party

Your Thursday Night Debate Watch Party

For a few reasons, we wanted to make sure you had a sense of what to expect for our debate watch party on Thursday night. The debate doesn't begin until 9 p.m., and our doors open at 6:30 p.m.. This is going to be great, and you'll want to be here for the whole thing. ...

Friday, July 31, 2015

You Don’t Know Open

You Don’t Know Open

You’d think, with all the cyber security hacks on banks, businesses and the federal government, someone would figure out a way to get into public data that otherwise can cost tens of thousands of dollars and hours to access. But currently, private data is considered to be the lucrative steal because of how identity theft...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Are Female Police Officers the Solution to Decreasing Police Brutality?

Are Female Police Officers the Solution to Decreasing Police Brutality?

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Sandra Bland. Recently, it feels like you can’t open a newspaper or check your favorite news website without reading a story about police brutality in America. There have been numerous protests, marches and demonstrations across the country, but to what end? We have effectively identified the problem; the solution,...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

36 hours of awesome (if you're a political junkie)

36 hours of awesome (if you're a political junkie)

The first debate of the 2016 election cycle is almost upon us. As of the writing of this post, we don't yet know which 10 of the dozens of GOP hopefuls will make the cut. (We're pretty sure that Mark Everson, pictured above, won't make the cut, but he was the first GOP hopeful to address...

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A totally boring post about non-profit governance

A totally boring post about non-profit governance

Long-time City Club members will know the Forum Foundation, but many of you may never have heard of it. It was established in 1943, when a group of Club members recognized how difficult it was for the Club to survive the Great Depression and responded with a round of fundraising that they turned into a...

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