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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, August 24, 2015

Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi as his Grandson Arun Gandhi approaches the City Club podium

Every Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend, since my now-11-year-old triplet boys were six, our family has gathered to watch the epic film “Gandhi.” Dr. King, the boys have seen, absorbed from Mahatma Gandhi the non-violent-action techniques applied in the American civil-rights movement. And Gandhi’s tactics were forged from his experience with blacks and other...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Waterfront You've Always Wanted?

Last week, I found myself on the East Bank of the Flats. And I was amazed. I saw a dueling piano bar (!), Zach Bruell walked by, and there is a boardwalk, where you can actually walk next to the water! I know, I know. You've see the recent coverage, but even so, it's hard...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Who Is Judging You?

There is no single elected official who could affect your life more directly than a judge. Judges decide custody disputes and will contests.  A judge decides whether a child’s misconduct is delinquency, and whether to send the child for social services or to detention.  Judges decide whether claims for breach of contract or personal or...

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Your Thursday Night Debate Watch Party

For a few reasons, we wanted to make sure you had a sense of what to expect for our debate watch party on Thursday night. The debate doesn't begin until 9 p.m., and our doors open at 6:30 p.m.. This is going to be great, and you'll want to be here for the whole thing. ...

Friday, July 31, 2015

You Don’t Know Open

You’d think, with all the cyber security hacks on banks, businesses and the federal government, someone would figure out a way to get into public data that otherwise can cost tens of thousands of dollars and hours to access. But currently, private data is considered to be the lucrative steal because of how identity theft...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Are Female Police Officers the Solution to Decreasing Police Brutality?

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Sandra Bland. Recently, it feels like you can’t open a newspaper or check your favorite news website without reading a story about police brutality in America. There have been numerous protests, marches and demonstrations across the country, but to what end? We have effectively identified the problem; the solution,...

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