A New Budget, And A New ‘America First’

On Thursday, the 45th president released a “blueprint” for the 2018 budget and tweeted that it was “a budget that puts #AmericaFirst.” America First. That’s something we’ve heard a lot lately. So what does “America First” mean? Well, today it means a $2.6 billion cut to the Environmental Protection Agency. Because Americans don’t need fresh […]

What you don’t understand

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was written by a Shinbone Star staff member who, given the nature of her experiences recounted here, wishes to remain anonymous. I got up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday because I had a burning need to make a statement. I’ve seen several women — and some men — questioning why […]

‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” That was how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor Tuesday night. And that was how he gave birth to a new movement. Warren was reading aloud a letter written by Coretta Scott King, who had opposed then-U.S. […]