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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.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Dismantling White Supremacy: “Any Definition Of Race Always Depends Upon Power”

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates is very clear on his role: Dig for the truth and get out of the way. “If you are going to be a writer you have to write into the wind. You have to say, ‘I’m prepared to do this and give my all, even if only 20 people read the book.’”...

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Ohio Says No to Monopolies: Now What?

Following adoption of Issue 2 this week (full text available here), Ohio's constitution imposes special burdens on ballot initiatives that grant "monopoly, oligopoly[,] . . . cartel," set tax rates, or grant or other special commercial benefits. By its terms, the language added by Issue 2 purports to prohibit such things outright, but if an initiative attracts the necessary...

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Honoring the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

She was one of those feisty won’t-take-no-for-an-answer women who picketed the City Club back in the Dark Ages (before 1972) when women weren’t yet welcome as members. On November 9th, Judge Jean Capers, who turned 102 last January, will be inducted into the City Club’s Hall of Fame. But to hear about what came in...

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Good Will Toward Incarcerated Fathers

At Goodwill, we believe that the power of work and achieving gainful employment is an important factor in creating strong and resilient families. When parents work, not only are they able to meet the financial needs of their family, but they’re also teaching the value of hard work, dedication and responsibility to their children. ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Is the Lake Burning?

After an August show in which WTAM radio personality Mike Trivisonno railed against the hazards of the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin, one of our experts phoned in to talk more about causes and long-term solutions. Frank Greenland, the Director of Watershed Programs who oversees the Environmental Services staff responsible for monitoring local algal...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Annual Report: Looking Back at FY2015

By all measures, our most recent fiscal year was a great one. If you came to a forum between July '14 and June '15, you know that already. Even if you only heard one forum on the radio or watched the YouTube while hanging out on Facebook, you were a part of it.  And by...

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