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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, July 05, 2019

After Supreme Court decision, gerrymandering fix is up to voters

Guest Author

by John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not unconstitutional. The majority ruled that gerrymandering is outside the scope and power of the federal courts to adjudicate. The issue is a political one, according to the court, not...

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Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Dr. Madelyn S. Gould Discusses Containing the Suicide Contagion at the City Club

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

According to the Centers for Disease Control, since 1999, the suicide rate in the United States has increased 33 percent across all demographics to become the 10th leading cause of death. The recent suicides of high-profile individuals like designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain have shaken public consciousness and, according to some researchers, the...

Monday, July 01, 2019


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.) First Amendment Case Against...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Love City Club Conversations? Then Attend Common Ground this Sunday!

Guest Author

By Sophia Brewer Thompson, Development and Programming Intern, The City Club of Cleveland Sunday, June 30 is the Cleveland Foundation’s annual Common Ground, an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. Anyone can host an event, from corporations and nonprofits to...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Member Spotlight: Vincent T. Lombardo

Alyssa Giannirakis

Name: Vincent T. Lombardo Occupation: Retired Attorney Neighborhood where you live: Cleveland/Shaker Square Area Tell us a bit about yourself: I have been married to Barbara J. Stanford, an artist, since 1982. I practiced law for 30 years, 27 as an assistant Ohio attorney general, and have been retired since 2011. I am very active in the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A Teacher's Thoughts on Dr. Bettina Love's September Visit to the City Club

Guest Author

by Charles Ellenbogen, Language and Literature Teacher, Campus International High School Every year, there are countless books, articles, talks, debates and policies about education. It can be hard to sort it all out. Every once in a while, though, a voice finds its way through the morass and demands to be heard. Recent examples include Carol...

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