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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, November 29, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: Nov. 29, 2016

Teddy Eisenberg, 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...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

It's #GivingTuesday and we're giving thanks for you

In a blog post yesterday, we introduced you to our two newest board members. I mentioned that one of them, Louis Chaiten, an attorney at Jones Day, comment​ed to me after the board meeting at which he was appointed that with a 30-minute conversation about the importance of freedom of speech and the value of...

Monday, November 28, 2016

City Club welcomes two new board members

At our board meeting today, a quorum of directors displayed some deep wsidom and a keen eye to the future as they voted to fill two vacanicies on the board. We are pleased to welcome Louis Chaiten and Sheila Wright to the board. Below are lightly edited versions of their official bios, and, as impressive...

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...

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...

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