Report from the Field: Inside a MAGA rally

One of my first Shinbone Star posts was an account of driving past a pro-Trump rally in my New Jersey suburb and giving the digital salute to the throng of deplorables who were gathered at a busy intersection outside a shopping center. Today, they and I returned to the scene of the crime. Today’s rally […]

Trumplandia: July 14 — 21, 2018

Treason Season Edition APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME: Gallup Poll: 43% — up from 41% last week Rasmussen Poll: 44% — down from 46% last week Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard […]

The tale of the tape

Lordy, there are tapes! Maybe not the tapes that fired FBI director James Comey hoped for in his appeal to the Almighty. But maybe the tapes that Trump fixer Michael Cohen secretly recorded are the answer to some of our prayers. As you may recall, the FBI raided Cohen’s office back in April and seized […]

The Young and Beautiful: Treason edition

It’s been a while since we checked in on Ivy and Jerry, who chucked the good life in Manhattan — along with Jerry’s job as CEO of his family business — to join Ivy’s dad in draining the swamp. Today, our Young and Beautiful couple are dealing with the fallout of Dear Old Dad’s lovefest […]

O Where, O Where Have the Democrats Gone?

Former President Barack Obama is in South Africa today where he spoke at one of his first high-profile outings since leaving office. His speech was about democracy and Nelson Mandela’s legacy of hope; of the “strange and uncertain times” and the “utter loss of shame among political leaders” who lie. He never used Donald Trump’s name, […]