Author: Staff Writer
AMERICA’S DAY OF SHAME A mob of unruly protesters has taken over the U.S. Capitol as senators and representatives debated the Electoral College vote confirming the election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The 45th president, meanwhile, sat in the Oval Office and watched the proceedings after egging on the […]
Today we mourn a devastating loss to our extended Shinbone Star family. The staff thanks you for your support during these difficult times.
FROM OUR SHINBONE STAR FAMILY TO YOURS, BEST WISHES FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY HOLIDAY OUR NATION MIGHT BE BATTERED AND BRUISED, BUT TAKE HEART, WE WILL SOON HAVE A REAL PRESIDENT TO LEAD US!
Sympathy for the bedeviled
By ANDREW PRENDIMANO Fair warning: By the end of this article you might feel sorry for Donald J. Trump. Sincerely that is not my intent. I don’t feel sorry for him and neither should you. Trump is, however, a very sick man and simple human decency stirs our compassion for the unwell. It should be […]
It’s Election Day: Here’s our fearless forecast . . . again
EDITOR’S NOTE: This column first ran on Oct. 27. We are reprinting it this morning as Americans who did not vote early flock to the polls on Election Day. Although final results are not expected by tonight, we’ll be back tomorrow with new material on what many see as the most important election in their […]
Amy ‘Covid’ Barrett is a Republican stain on the legacy of RBG
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s guest post was written by a practicing attorney in Nebraska. Perhaps more famously, she is the cousin-in-law of Shinbone Star founder Glenn Redus, who is proud to claim her as a member of his extended family. By MONICA KRUGER Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or the “Notorious RBG” as she was often called, was […]
Sign of the times: front lawn wars
Across America, the presidential election has become a very uncivil war. With both sides dug in along political lines, neighborhoods have been transformed into battlefields, from the tony neighborhoods of the Houston suburbs to more rural landscapes of Missouri farmland. One of the dirtiest presidential fights in U.S. history, incumbent President Donald Trump and challenger […]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
March 15, 1933 — September 18, 2020
Unfiltered: The cult of Fox’s view as Nov. 3 draws nearer
Following are comments to the Fox News coverage of the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wis., and the aftermath of that shooting where 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, a former member of a youth police cadet program with an affinity for guns, shot and killed two protesters and seriously wounded a third. The comments […]
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 […]
An impeached president’s Juneteenth message of peace and love
RED MEAT FOR HIS WHITE BASE
Happy Birthday Mr. President – here are your parting gifts!
– Hey folks, do you know what day it is? It’s the 74th anniversary of the day when Momma Trump should have crossed her legs at a strategic time or as some call it – Donald Trump’s birthday. To celebrate what we hope will be Dictator Donnie’s last birthday celebration in the White House, we’ve […]
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 […]
Recovery from viral illness can be difficult, but try to stay positive
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we take a break from Donald Trump and share with you a story of hope from one of our readers and supporters. While the author’s serious illness wasn’t due to coronavirus, her recovery could provide lessons for those who will become sick from COVID-19. By SUSANNA LEE If you do get sick, […]
No more fun and games: Why Trump is a bridge too far
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we have a guest post from a veteran journalist who always plays his cards close to his vest. By AD LIEBS I used to enjoy playing bridge. But current events have forced me to give up the game. Why? Because all I ever want to bid is NO TRUMP! Here’s what I […]