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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, August 29, 2018

Profit, not free speech, governs media companies’ decisions on controversy

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

For decades, U.S. media companies have limited the content they’ve offered based on what’s good for business. The decisions by Apple, Spotify, Facebook and YouTube to remove content from commentator Alex Jones and his InfoWars platform follow this same pattern. My research on media industries makes clear that government rules and regulations do little to limit...

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Monday, August 27, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: AUGUST 27, 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.) Judge sides with police...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Member Spotlight: Bob Kirschner

Cory Isler, Catering Sales Manager, The City Club of Cleveland

Robert P. KirschnerBrecksville, OH Tell us about yourself! I’m a proud Dad of four great kids and am lucky to be married to an amazing wife! We love exploring Cuyahoga Valley National Park, cheering on the Indians, and shopping for local food at Howe Meadow on Saturday mornings. I am an enthusiastic home cook and you can...

Monday, August 20, 2018

Jump-starting Cleveland's Economy: All the Pieces Already Exist

Carrie Miller, Director of Neighborhood Services, Ohio City, Inc.

I have had the privilege of hearing many great speakers at The City Club of Cleveland, and I recently heard two in one week that are so different, yet so surprisingly connected. The first, I am sure, many have heard of by now. On June 8, Cleveland attorney Jon Pinney talked about how a lack of...

Monday, August 20, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: AUGUST 20, 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.) Cleveland settles lawsuit city...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dr. Sherri A. Mason Visits City Club for 2018 State of the Great Lakes Forum

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

The mention of pollution in our lakes, rivers, and oceans often evokes images of sea turtles trapped in the plastic rings that bind aluminum cans together. But while traveling "garbage patches" affect our ocean's, fish, and wildlife, the Great Lakes are experiencing dangerous levels of pollution from the smallest of particles. According to a 2016 study...

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