Joe Biden for president

By SHINBONE STAR EDITORIAL BOARD About a year ago, a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates held a series of debates, and during one of the most pivotal exchanges, some of Vice President Joe Biden’s past policy decisions were questioned by Sen. Kamala Harris, who figuratively took a high fastball from Biden and parked it […]


Donald J. Trump and his enablers have their collective knee on the life force of America, and they won’t remove it until our country is dead. R.I.P. George Floyd.

Garbha in the time of coronavirus

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today marks the opening of The Shinbone Star’s India Bureau. Author Yashodhara Sirur wrote a guest post for us in 2018, but has agreed to join our staff as a regular contributor as we expand our foreign coverage, with bureaus now in Canada, Israel and India. By YASHODHARA SIRUR India, like many other […]

Giving Thanks to A Few Special Leaders

EDITOR’S NOTE: Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving! Today, some members of our Shinbone Star family are taking time from their food preparations to give thanks to America’s true leaders, the ones who don’t waste our time tweeting about their own perceived importance. By clicking on any of the names below, readers can open a new window to learn […]

The very last thing sane Israelis want

By JASON F. GILBERT Shinbone Star Middle East Bureau Chief He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy. I stopped writing about The President after the whole Charlottesville fiasco. I realized that he was playing a cynical game with us; he would do or say something outrageous, we try to hold him accountable, and […]

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 […]

Brett Kavanaugh and the rape culture of D.C.’s all-male prep schools

Editor’s Note: The world of the Washington D.C. independent school community, elite, private preparatory and boarding schools, is where the powerful members of academia, business, politics and media intersect, socially and professionally. Here are truly the Masters of the Universe, and their kids, especially the boys, learn the advantages of generational wealth and power, which […]

In defense of your right to know

Editor’s Note: The Shinbone Star today joins hundreds of America’s newspapers by participating in a call for editorials defending the vital role of a free press in our democracy.  By  SHINBONE  STAR  EDITORIAL  BOARD Longtime journalists expect a certain amount of abuse. We work for hours on a story or a beautiful page layout that later in the […]