What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, the Fourth of July, The Shinbone Star heeds the plea of staff member Macinelli by declining to cover the charlatan and criminal currently taking up space in the White House. Instead, we are reprinting the famous speech of a true statesman, Frederick Douglass, who, despite ignorant public assertions to the contrary, sadly left […]

All and all another Dick and no Wall

On a day first marked by the arrest and indictment of longtime confidante Roger Stone, President Donald J. Trump announced a deal to reopen government without anyone spending a dime on his border wall. The plan, which was announced this afternoon in the Rose Garden, will pay 800,000 furloughed workers and temporarily re-open the government […]

Be it resolved . . .

Just like reporters for any other major metropolitan newspaper, we here at The Shinbone Star have sources in all branches of the government, including some under-the-radar types in the West Wing. We’ll never divulge their identities — some may work as clerks, typists, janitors or in food service — but be assured that their everyday activities […]