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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, March 02, 2018

Ohio 2018: Meet the Democratic Candidates for Governor

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

There are six gubernatorial candidates on the Democratic primary ballot including Richard Cordray, Dennis Kucinich, Bill O’Neill and Joseph Schiavoni. Betty Sutton, a former Ohio state representative, is no longer running for governor of Ohio. She is now running for lieutenant governor with Cordray’s campaign. The official deadline to file with the state of Ohio...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ohio 2018: Meet the GOP Candidates for Governor

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

There are two Republican candidates running for governor of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and current Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor. The official deadline to file with the state of Ohio to run was February 8, primary voting day is May 8 and general election day is November 6. DeWine was elected state attorney general in...

Monday, February 26, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: FEBRUARY 26, 2018

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.) Another California Intrusion On...

Monday, February 26, 2018

On Education: Points Raised, Solutions Elusive

Bill Lavezzi, Member, The City Club of Cleveland

The education alternatives David Osborne offered during his visit to The City Club were thought-provoking, but flawed. I value the work of the Cleveland City Club, and I’m proud to serve on its Education Committee, where we work to bring presenters to the podium of America’s oldest free speech forum. The Education Committee is a diverse...

Friday, February 23, 2018

Facing Eviction? Good Luck Getting a Lawyer

Hazel Remesch, Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Fellow, Sisters of Charity Foundation

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s fellowship, known as The Innovation Mission, is a powerful opportunity for accomplished professionals to advance their innovative ideas to change the trajectory of poverty in Cleveland. The five professionals we selected for The Innovation Mission began the fellowship in November 2017. We will be sharing their journey over...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

How Guns Have Destroyed American Idealism

Guest Author

By James D. Robenalt, author of the upcoming book, Ballots and Bullets, Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland Perhaps there is no coincidence that in the same week that the Department of Justice confirmed Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, seventeen young Americans were gunned down by a troubled young man...

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