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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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CLE heads to CHQ

If you've come to any City Club events in the last couple of months, you've probably heard me mention that we're going to Chautauqua this summer as part of a week of conversation about the future of cities. It's sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation, and we are thrilled to be invited to assist on programming...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The American Dream Project Live Stream

On Tuesday, July 19th, the City Club will be hosting a symposium at the intersection of art and politics as part of a day of activities at the Transformer Station in Hingetown. One of the those activities is the installation of the The American Dream Project: a temporary public art installation taking place on the second...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: July 12, 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 last week has been one filled with tragedy....

Monday, July 11, 2016

On the Mindless Menace of Violence

Originally delivered to the City Club on April 5, 1968. Listen to the audio here or through the video below. This is a time of shame and sorrow. It is not a day for politics. I have saved this one opportunity to speak briefly to you about this mindless menace of violence in America which again stains...

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...

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...

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