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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.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Citizens influencing Constitutional Law

In modern America’s contentious political climate, we often hear about “activist judges” writing laws from the bench. The Supreme Court, consisting of nine judges who are appointed by the President and Congress for life, may seem far removed from the populist democracy created by the founders, and while voters appear to have very little say...

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Monday, November 21, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Nov. 21, 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 resolution’s recommendations to limit freedom...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One Week Later, Past City Club Speakers on the Election

I've refrained from publicly offering my opinion and analysis since the election one week ago. Partly that's because I wasn't sure what I could possibly add to the breathless commentary from the pundits and the mea culpas from the pollsters. The other reason is that I'm not that interested in what I think. What interests...

Monday, November 14, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Nov. 14, 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. “We believe websites, especially social media...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

City Club Launches New Dinner + Dialogue Series

The City Club of Cleveland is committed to creating conversations of consequence that help democracy thrive – and we’re always trying to discover new ways and places to bring people together to talk about issues facing our community, our nation, and our world.  In that vein, we’re so excited to announce the launch of Dinner...

Monday, November 07, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Nov. 7, 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 boundaries between free speech and...

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