The Great American Smackdown: Part 1


The Great American Smackdown: Part 1

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


ernard Sanders, or Bernie, as he is affectionately known among people he yells at, is the junior United States senator from the state of Vermont. Which means the senior senator from Vermont is either on life support or dead.

To really know Bernie Sanders, you have to know Vermont. Vermont is a picturesque, idyllic state in New England where the cows outnumber the people and where, if you find yourself dissatisfied with the lush, green valley you are in, simply drive on for five more minutes and you’ll find a lusher, greener valley that might be more to your liking.