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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.

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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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

#DemsinPhilly: Day Two

After an emotional roll call, Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Senator Bernie Sanders, in a stirring and poignant moment, concluded the roll call by declaring “I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules. I move that all votes, all votes cast by delegates, be reflected...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#DemsInPhilly: Day One

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be held July 25-28 in Philadelphia. Like we did during the RNC, we’ll compile the DNC’s biggest news stories on our blog, keeping you up-to-date on what’s happening with #DemsinPhilly. “...the Democratic Party's rules committee voted to created a ‘unity commission’ that would dramatically limit the role of convention...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#FreeSpeech in the News: July 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. The City of Cleveland handled the Republican National Convention...

Monday, July 25, 2016

#RNCinCLE - Did Cleveland Rock?

Well, it’s over. The fences are down, the concrete barriers removed, the vendors selling Trump merchandise have packed up their wares and moved on. For two years, Cleveland prepared for its moment in the sun as the host city of the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC). Like a bride preparing for a wedding day, we...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Farage in Cleveland

Last week Cleveland hosted a revolutionary leader who harnessed the frustration in his country and rode it to historic success. Of course, I am writing about Nigel Farage. Donald Trump may hope to change this country; Nigel Farage has already succeeded in fundamentally changing his. Farage came to Cleveland to share with his American cousins...

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