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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, 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...

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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...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

National Institute for Civil Discourse Call for Civility and Releases Debate Standards for Upcoming 2016 Presidential Debates

Today, The City Club of Cleveland joined the National Institute for Civil Discourse in calling on the presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of Debate Standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative, and civil. More than 60 organizations signed on to the debate standards, which include guidelines for moderators,...

Monday, September 19, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Sept. 19, 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. “"This is complex territory. To successfully...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Free Speech Essay Contest 2017

Submit Here Applications open: January 17, 2017 Applications close: March 10, 2017 The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest is right around the corner! We are looking for essays from high school students in Northeast Ohio that discuss the role of free speech in the 21st century. Essays should pull from personal experience, current events,...

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