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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.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How The Midwest Can Compete With Coastal Unicorns

Guest Author

by Karen Levanthal, Founder, Verdant Trade. Read the full post complete with graphs on Medium. What makes for fertile soil to grow a unicorn? By unicorn soil, I don’t necessarily mean ground that grows billion-dollar public companies. I mean a region that spawns thriving entrepreneur excellence. Many people (especially Zebras Unite) are starting to re-imagine startups...

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Monday, June 17, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JUNE 17, 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.) Gay-themed books fuel fight...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Then Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., Addresses the City Club in 1973

City Club Staff

The year was 1973, and then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., a young politician representing Delaware, visited The City Club of Cleveland to discuss one the most controversial topics in America's history--Watergate. In fact, Biden wasn't the original guest invited to speak having stepped in for former White House aide John Ehrlichman who had been...

Monday, June 10, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: JUNE 10, 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.) Polis Signs Bill Aimed...

Friday, June 07, 2019

Eradicating The Transportation Paradox

Guest Author

Northeast Ohio’s traded-sector job hubs relative to its non-white communities. Source: 2016 5-year ACS data by Dominic Mathew, Director of Mobility Innovation, Fund for our Economic Future Residents across Northeast Ohio are faced with an untenable choice: a commute by public transit that can be as long as three hours every day, an expensive commute by car...

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water levels on the Great Lakes

Guest Author

Attend our 2019 State of the Great Lakes forum FREE. Click here for details! by Drew Gronewold, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan The North American Great Lakes contain about one-fifth of the world’s surface fresh water. In May, new high water level records were set on Lakes Erie and Superior, and there has...

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