Monday, December 28, 2015
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.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
It’s no secret that Cleveland has been a shrinking city for a number of decades. Once home to nearly 1 million people, Cleveland’s population now sits at around 390,000. The weird thing is that our regional population has been relatively stable for the last 50 years. In short, we’ve been spreading out. Sprawl without growth...read on
Monday, December 28, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ten days ago, Angela Merkel basked in a rapturous ovation at the end of her 70-minute speech to the annual convention of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) political party in Karlsruhe. After a week’s hard struggle, the party endorsed her policy of welcoming one million refugees from civil war and terrorism into Germany, and Merkel...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative introduced last week by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, has the philanthropic and business communities talking. But they aren’t talking about the fact that two people are giving 99 percent of their Facebook shares worth $45 million to support efforts over the coming decades to advance...
Monday, November 30, 2015
Submit here! The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest is right around the corner! We are looking for essays from high school students that discuss the role of free speech in the 21st century. Essays should pull from personal experience, current events, history, politics, art, anything really so long as they are backed up...
Monday, November 23, 2015
We’ve all heard the numbers surrounding poverty in the United States. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau findings tell us there are approximately 47 million impoverished Americans (according to the official measure, which was created a half century earlier in the 1960s). That number rises to nearly 50 million when examined using the new “Supplemental Poverty...
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