A new initiative by Russell Brand, Trew Era Café opened four months ago in Hoxton, East London and has quickly become a local hub. Everyone who works at the café is in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, and as one staff member Olly explained to me last week there are big plans to expand.
While being a citizen encompasses more than voting, elections can make significant differences in polity and policy; there are interests that impact our lives which we should vote for and, just as importantly, against.
Americans probably like to think of their countrymen as a group of achievers, hardscrabble hustlers who pull themselves up by the bootstraps each morning to go to work, eat apple pie, and fall asleep watching baseball.
More than a week after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, American comedians have made it clear that they stand with their fellow satirists in France. There were others who joined the condemnation as well, and not just from comedy.