New York AG: Donny is an effing crook, and we’re coming for him.

By DUTTON PEABODYEditor Emeritus We always knew Donald Trump was a crook, and we here at The Shinbone Star have been telling you exactly that since the first day we put pen to paper. But it’s always nice to get that affirmation, this time from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who today gave us […]

Hair today, gone tomorrow

While the end of a very long tunnel is finally in sight, it might be prudent to take a quick look over our shoulder as a reminder of where we’ve been and where we never want to go again. And while we’re peering into the darkness, it’s understandable that some of us might wonder, “Just […]

History in the making

Congratulations to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on making history Wednesday night as the first woman of color to accept the nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate to be vice president of the United States. Harris, added the nightcap to a long night of stirring speeches by Democratic heavyweights including former President Barack Obama, House Speaker […]

White House memorandum of Trump’s conversation with Ukraine leader

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Shinbone Star is reproducing this White House memorandum of a telephone conversation between President Trump and Ukraine President Voldemort … er, Volodymyr Zelensky with (almost) no editorial comment. While the document released by the White House is un-redacted and declassified, keep in mind that officials did not release the entire conversation, which certainly makes one […]


Even though we’re resting our typing fingers today, you don’t have to miss out on the latest Trumpian threats to our democracy. Please support journalism by subscribing to one of our sister papers: The Washington Post The New York Times But if you insist on being cheap, you can still find free coverage of Trump’s […]

Don’t fret, we’ll be back real soon!

No newsroom worth its salt ever shuts down completely, and that’s certainly the case here at The Shinbone Star. Truth is, however, that Donald Trump has some of us plum wore out and we’ll be reducing our coverage temporarily so some of us can rest up. But don’t worry, we still have enough loafers and scratchers sitting […]