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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, June 26, 2019

Member Spotlight: Vincent T. Lombardo

Alyssa Giannirakis

Name: Vincent T. Lombardo Occupation: Retired Attorney Neighborhood where you live: Cleveland/Shaker Square Area Tell us a bit about yourself: I have been married to Barbara J. Stanford, an artist, since 1982. I practiced law for 30 years, 27 as an assistant Ohio attorney general, and have been retired since 2011. I am very active in the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Teacher's Thoughts on Dr. Bettina Love's September Visit to the City Club

Guest Author

by Charles Ellenbogen, Language and Literature Teacher, Campus International High School Every year, there are countless books, articles, talks, debates and policies about education. It can be hard to sort it all out. Every once in a while, though, a voice finds its way through the morass and demands to be heard. Recent examples include Carol...

Monday, June 24, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: June 24, 2019

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.) Animal rights activists win...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How The Midwest Can Compete With Coastal Unicorns

Guest Author

by Karen Levanthal, Founder, Verdant Trade. Read the full post complete with graphs on Medium. What makes for fertile soil to grow a unicorn? By unicorn soil, I don’t necessarily mean ground that grows billion-dollar public companies. I mean a region that spawns thriving entrepreneur excellence. Many people (especially Zebras Unite) are starting to re-imagine startups...

Monday, June 17, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JUNE 17, 2019

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.) Gay-themed books fuel fight...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Then Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., Addresses the City Club in 1973

City Club Staff

The year was 1973, and then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., a young politician representing Delaware, visited The City Club of Cleveland to discuss one the most controversial topics in America's history--Watergate. In fact, Biden wasn't the original guest invited to speak having stepped in for former White House aide John Ehrlichman who had been...

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