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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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Speakers of the People, for the People, by the People

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Shruthi Ravichandran, Hathaway Brown School, 9th/10th Grade 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest Winner A speaker stands at the podium. Students turn their backs and began to chant loudly enough to drown out the speaker. A mob throws a smoke bomb. Others stand up with placards and megaphones. This scene has been...

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Monday, June 04, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JUNE 4, 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. In narrow ruling, Supreme...

Friday, June 01, 2018

The Case for Open Speech

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Alison Xin, 11th/12 Grade 2018 Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest Winner, Hathaway Brown No other checkpoint has had as much of an influence on how I’ve planned my actions, my goals, and my life as the goal of college education. For years, I’ve perceived university as a staging ground for independence, a...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: MAY 29, 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.) Should Bots Have...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

No, It’s Not OK for You to Use Our Content for Your Political Ad.

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

We're entering another political campaign season, which seems like a good time to just say this very publicly: You shouldn't use our content for your negative political ad. I know it's tempting. There's such good, clean footage of that candidate or surrogate, and it would just work so well in that spot. Just don't. Please....

Monday, May 21, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: MAY 21, 2018

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Joseph Brett 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.) PETA Lawsuit...

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