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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, October 04, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Oct. 4, 2016

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 - this week. “Years later, the sanctity of free...

Monday, October 03, 2016

Update on 2016 Congressional Debates

The City Club of Cleveland has reached out to Republican and Democratic candidates in the 9th, 11th, 14th and 16th congressional districts in hopes of scheduling debates in those races. The incumbent office-holders in those races--Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-11), Congressman Dave Joyce (R-14), Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-9), and Congressman Jim Renacci (R-16)--have all declined our...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“Very Heartfelt And Intellectual”: College Students Reflect On Lillian Faderman

When Lillian Faderman spoke at the City Club of Cleveland this September, she ably distilled her ample Anisfield-Wolf winning history, “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle,” into a half-hour presentation with 20 minutes of questions. Her audience was diverse, and several members expressed awe over a 76-year-old pioneer who came out as a lesbian...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

National Institute for Civil Discourse Releases Civility Study of First Presidential Debate

The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today released a civility report on the first Presidential Debate of the 2016 election, concluding that both candidates, Donald J. Trump in particular, fell short on civility. In coordination with Robert Boatright, NICD Research Director and Professor of Political Science at Clark University, and Timothy Shaffer, NICD Research...

Monday, September 26, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Sept. 26, 2016

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 - this week. “According to Yelp and other popular...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Statement from the Board of the City Club regarding Congressional Debates

The board of The City Club of Cleveland decided Wednesday to issue invitations for debates to Democratic and Republican candidates in the congressional races in the core communities we serve. This decision was made in consideration of our long-standing tradition to hold debates in significant ballot contests and political races. Our core belief is that...

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