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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 26, 2019

Governments are making fake news a crime

Guest Author

by Alana Schetzer, Sessional Tutor and Journalist, University of Melbourne The rapid spread of fake news can influence millions of people, impacting elections and financial markets. A study on the impact of fake news on the 2016 US presidential election, for instance, has found that fake news stories about Hillary Clinton was “very strongly linked” to...

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Monday, July 22, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: July 22, 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.) Unlicensed “health coach” claims...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

As Heard on #LoveCLE: Resources for Air Quality Control in Cleveland

Guest Author

This week at Public Square as part of the For the Love of Cleveland Series, the City Club hosted a conversation on air quality in Cleveland and what is being done to address issues by local government and organizations, as well as what we can do as individuals. More information on the panel and podcast...

Monday, July 15, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: July 15, 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.) Some want 10-foot Trump...

Monday, July 08, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: July 8, 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.) Heavy police presence in...

Friday, July 05, 2019

After Supreme Court decision, gerrymandering fix is up to voters

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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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