In January 2017, President Obama commuted the sentence of perhaps the most recognizable Puerto Rican nationalist, Oscar Lopez Rivera. Lopez walked free in May after 35 years in prison for “seditious conspiracy” during his time as a member of the militant group FALN. In those 35 years, much changed in Puerto Rico, but one visible movement remained constant - the independence movement, first from the Spanish Empire and then from the United States. In a June plebiscite, 97 percent of Puerto Rican voters overwhelmingly voted for statehood. Puerto Rico has held four plebiscites in the past 20 years gauging public sentiment surround independence and statehood. The current government in Puerto Rico is pro-statehood and has adopt...
In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office. On March 13, Connie Pillich announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. An Air Force Veteran, Pillich served in Berlin during the cold war and during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield before moving to Cincinnati to attend law school.Beginning in 2009, Pillich served three terms in the House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 28th District in the Cincinnati area. While in office, she worked in support of military service members by introducing legislation to connect veterans to their benefits, help military families meet the financial challenges of...
Last summer, U.S. cities found themselves overwhelmed with thousands of people disrupting public spaces while playing Pokémon GO, an augmented reality (AR) game which overlays digital images onto what is seen in real life. Virtual reality (VR), which places the user in a new setting while maintaining the use of their body, has also exploded in popularity. It is seeing increased use in gaming,
workplace, and in the
classroom, and could even revolutionize how we empathize. However, VR and AR do not exist without intense scrutiny. In Milwaukee, the county board supervisor proposed an amendment in response to the popularity of Pokémon GO, requiring VR companies to get a permit before integrating the game ...
Online reservations for this event are now closed. Call (216) 621-0082 for ticket availability. Nine
candidates competed in the 2017 Cleveland mayoral primary. The final two
candidates are Frank G. Jackson and Zack Reed. Jackson,
elected in 2005, is Cleveland's 57th mayor and is seeking his fourth four-year
term. If elected, he will become Cleveland's longest serving mayor. He began
his public service career as an assistant city prosecutor in the Cleveland
Municipal Court Clerk’s Office. From 1990 through 2005, Jackson served on
Cleveland City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Reed
has served as a City of Cleveland councilman for Ward 2 since 2001. He began
his public service career coordinating a jobs pro...
For the last few decades, a key element of U.S. immigration policy has been border enforcement - especially along on the U.S.-Mexico border. Since the early 1990s, Congress has steadily increased funding for border patrols and authorized the building of a barrier that now stretches over 700 miles along the southern border, all in an attempt to curb illegal immigration. Despite these efforts, from 1986 to 2010, the number of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. from Mexico doubled. Today, curbing illegal immigration is focus of President Donald J. Trump. In his first few months as president, he enacted an Executive Order attempting to limit the number of immigrants from six Middle Eastern countries and has begu...