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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 22, 2021

A Guide for Returning to the City Club

City Club Staff

We cannot wait to welcome you back to our home at 850 Euclid Avenue. Our team has put together a handy guide so that you feel prepared and excited to join us for our upcoming in-person forums. Masks Masks are required inside the City Club except if actively consuming food or beverages. Social Distancing Please practice social distancing when...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News July 19, 2020

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming 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 – in the past week. 1. Man Who Harassed Officers...

Monday, July 12, 2021

It’s not just bad behavior - why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Amanda Baughan, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington Good-faith disagreements are a normal part of society and building strong relationships. Yet it’s difficult to engage in good-faith disagreements on the internet, and people reach less common ground online compared with face-to-face disagreements. There’s no shortage of research about the psychology of arguing...

Monday, July 12, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News July 14, 2021

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming 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 – in the past week. 1.) Federal judge rules Florida...

Monday, June 28, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News June 28, 2021

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming 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 – in the past week. 1.) Supreme Court gives cheerleader...

Monday, June 28, 2021

Free-speech ruling won’t help declining civil discourse

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Nancy Costello, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Michigan State University A Supreme Court decision saying a school district could not punish a student for profane complaints made on a weekend and off school grounds will not stem the torrent of crude, disrespectful speech in American society. In 2017, high school sophomore Brandi Levy tried out for...

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