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 […]