Liberal talking points for your Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving: a time to stop and reflect on all we have been blessed with. To give thanks for family, friends, and country. But if you’re like a liberal, secular-socialist, god-hating elitist, you probably can’t wait until next Thursday so you can take the wind out of Uncle Bob and Aunt Judy’s sails by pissing all over the Thanksgiving narrative.


Meanwhile, in Rutland… A pop-culture inventory of Vermont’s most astonishing city

By JIM SABATASO | WRITER [A version of this story appeared in the May 14, 2014, edition of the Rutland Reader] Rutland, Vermont! — A sleepy town with a proud history. Once home to the trains of industry and deep quarries of fortune, it’s hills and valleys are still a paradise for adventure seekers and…

Happy Hour History: The Martini

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF Editor’s note: This part of a series exploring the history of various cocktails the author likes to make for happy hour. Enjoy responsibly. For today’s lesson, we’ll be exploring the storied past of the Martini, a cocktail HL Mencken once called the “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet.” I couldn’t…