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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 20, 2018

How not to defend free speech

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Richard Moon, Distinguished University Professor, University of Windsor “Newspapers across Europe reprinted cartoons Wednesday ridiculing the prophet Muhammad, saying they wanted to support the right of Danish and Norwegian papers to publish the caricatures, which have ignited fury among Muslims throughout the world.” Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2006 “Do I think Faith Goldy’s back story is...

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Monday, July 16, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JULY 16, 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.) Trump's SCOTUS nominee thinks...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mayor William Peduto Talks Fostering Community through Open Data During Visit

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

Mayor William Peduto of Pittsburgh has promised and produced innovation for the city of Pittsburgh since running for the office. Now, he's established the Department of Innovation and Performance, and one of its first projects, the Burgh's Eye View app, was lauded as “one of the top ten data applications in the world” by South...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Are you suddenly interested in the Supreme Court? You’re not alone

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

by Philippa Strum, Broeklundian Professor of Political Science Emerita and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, City University of New York Every once in a while, Americans rediscover the Supreme Court. With the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the country is now in such a moment....

Monday, July 09, 2018

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JULY 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.) Charge dropped in Stamford...

Monday, July 02, 2018

It's Time to Get to Work to Fix Our Economy

Jon Pinney, Managing Partner, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz

(This post originally appeared in Crain's Cleveland Business). Over the last year, I’ve been highlighting the need for change in Northeast Ohio’s economic development ecosystem. I’ve pored over statistics and talked to countless individuals across all sectors about our region’s lagging economic performance, trying to better understand why we are underperforming and what we should do...

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