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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, August 09, 2016

Conversations of Consequence: America’s Criminal Justice System

“Prison isn’t a place of corrections - it’s a place of warehousing.” On Friday, August 5, Jarrett Adams shared the powerful story of fighting for his innocence while incarcerated to dedicating his life to fighting for the innocent as an attorney after his exoneration. At the City Club, we’re committed to bringing you conversations of...

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Monday, August 08, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: August 8, 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. “First, social media make it easy for anyone...

Friday, July 29, 2016

#DemsInPhilly: Day Four

In the last night of the DNC, Hillary Clinton finally took to the stage to formally accept her nomination. Like Donald Trump, she was introduced by her daughter. After a week spent humanizing Hillary as a mother, grandmother, and friend, and setting forth a vision for the future, Clinton took her time to talk not...

Friday, July 29, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: July 29, 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 summer, we have all witnessed the heavy hand...

Friday, July 29, 2016

#DemsInPhilly: Day Three

The penultimate day of the convention featured touching speeches from current Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential hopeful Tim Kaine, a return of the “Fight Song,” a cameo appearance from former New York Mayor Bloomberg, and the stirring moment when President Obama passed the torch to Hillary Clinton. What else happened during day three?...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Brexit: Lessons from a Political Gamble for the United Kingdom

The vote for the United Kingdom (UK) to stay in or leave the European Union (EU) was never intended to lead to the country to exit the EU. The vote resulted from David Cameron, the then- British Prime Minister facing a growing leadership challenge from within his Conservative Party from the so-called Euroskeptic wing of...

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