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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.

Monday, April 09, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: APRIL 9, 2018

Bliss Davis, 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 – in the past week. 1.) This Court Case...

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Friday, April 06, 2018

Watch: On the Mindless Menace of Violence: 50 Years Later

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Senator Robert F. Kennedy stood at The City Club of Cleveland's podium and delivered what is considered one of the most important speeches of the 20th century. In what came to be known as the "Mindless Menace of Violence" speech, Senator Kennedy...

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Why are Sinclair’s Scripted News Segments Such a Big Deal?

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire, following the spread of a video showing anchors at its stations reading a script criticizing ‘fake’ news stories. Steve Ruark/AP Photo Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan On March 31, Deadspin produced a video showing a chorus of local news anchors delivering the exact same scripted speech to viewers. The message –...

Monday, April 02, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: APRIL 2, 2018

Bliss Davis, 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 – in the past week. 1.) Hogg's Advertising Boycott Is...

Monday, April 02, 2018

Slideshow: The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Dr. Michael E. Mann's talk at the City Club included a slideshow featuring artwork in his latest book. Watch it here, and follow along with the link the slideshow below: Scientists worldwide are in large agreement that global warming is occurring and that human activity is the cause. Seventy percent of Americans agree, according to a...

Friday, March 30, 2018

Buried, Altered, Silenced: 4 Ways Government Climate Information has Changed Since Trump Took Office

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Morgan Currie, Stanford University and Britt S. Paris, University of California, Los Angeles After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific...

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