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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.

Friday, September 28, 2018

On the Supreme Court, difficult nominations have led to historical injustices

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. history. Those conflicts, which ultimately placed justices on the court, yielded some of the most damaging civil rights decisions in our nation’s history. Unlike any other branch...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: SEPTEMBER 24, 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.) Prison First Amendment fight...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Why women’s peace activism in World War I matters now

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Anya Jabour, The University of Montana A hundred years ago, soon after winning reelection on the campaign slogan “He kept us out of war,” President Woodrow Wilson called on the U.S. Congress to authorize “a war to end all wars.” The U.S. entry into World War I abruptly ended a different campaign to end war. Between...

Monday, September 17, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: SEPTEMBER 17, 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.) Federal lawsuit suggests Washington...

Monday, September 10, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: SEPTEMBER, 10 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.) The 'Right to Be...

Friday, September 07, 2018

Why We Invited Ilan Pappé to Speak

Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer, The City Club of Cleveland

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about an upcoming speaker, Ilan Pappé, and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, which has at times been a partner to the City Club, put out a statement forcefully criticizing our decision to offer him a platform. In the interest of transparency and in the spirit of engagement,...

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