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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, July 08, 2016

Making Democracy Work for All

The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland is pleased to be a community partner on the July 15 City Club panel discussion about this very unconventional presidential election year. Although the League never supports candidates or political parties, we are actively involved in political activities at all levels of government and will certainly be...

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Measuring "better"

Under considerable party pressure, a State Representative I know voted in the mid-1990’s for the legislation that created Ohio's first voucher program. She knew that her vote had disappointed me, and she said, in effect, "We really have to do something about failing schools. I agreed to try this out as an experiment." Ohio's voucher...

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: July 5, 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.  The Washington Examiner reports on the annual State of...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Week of June 28, 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.    Brexit is the first issue on everyone’s minds...

Monday, June 27, 2016

Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt: What Impact does it have on Roe v. Wade?

Today’s opinion on abortion out of the Supreme Court is very important, but its impact on Roe v. Wade is being overstated.  Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt is no doubt a victory for the pro-choice movement, but the question arises: will there be a frontal attack on Roe v. Wade now that abortion opponents have...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Free speech in the public workplace: a circumstantial right

Spend a little bit of time around the City Club or here at its blog, and you get a quick sense of how important the concept of free speech is to this private institution. After all, the entire foundation of the City Club is built upon the notion of a free exchange of ideas. But...

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