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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, April 20, 2018

Red State, Blue State: How Colors Took Sides in Politics

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

For decades, each party simply used a combination of red, white and blue. palbrigo/shutterstock.com David Scott Kastan, Yale University When Americans hear some pundits projecting a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterm elections, they understand that this is a prediction of a big Democratic victory. Blueof course symbolizes the Democratic party, while red represents the GOP. This...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Building Jobs in the Rust Belt: The Role of Education

Guest Author

When my father-in-law struggled in school in a mill town along the Ohio River, his parents suggested that he head across the bridge and work in the steel mill. It was a path that once created stable lives for many Pittsburghers. But in the 1970s, steel and coal were on the decline in the midwestern and...

Monday, April 16, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: APRIL 16, 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.) Street Preacher Says...

Monday, April 16, 2018

Why We Need the City Club: an Unsolicited Editorial

Guest Author

By Charles Ellenbogen I applied to be part of a closed Facebook group called Guns: An American Conversation. I decided that it would be a way for me to learn. I simply don't understand some of the people I've encountered - the people who go to the tailor to have their clothes altered so that can...

Friday, April 13, 2018

King, Kennedy and their message 50 years later

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

By Mark Ross, Cleveland Office Managing Partner and Deals Partner, PwC US Every so often, you have a week that causes more than a normal amount of reflection. This past has been one such week, with the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, an event with the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy,...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Photos: Sen. Sherrod Brown Addresses the Opioid Crisis at the City Club

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Senator Brown began his politicalcareer uponbeing elected as Ohio's Secretary of State in 1983. He then served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 13th District. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Senator Brown serves on committees key to Ohio’s future: the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee;...

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