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 […]
By GLENN REDUS Today is all about love, which makes writing about Donald Trump on Valentine’s Day a tough assignment. It is said that the opposite of love isn’t hate, but indifference, yet I hate the 45th president oh so much. The notion of love vs. hate vs. indifference was put forward by Elie Wiesel, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Control of the U.S. House of Representatives changed hands yesterday, leaving Democrats giddy but still thinking about what might have been. While watching election returns we allowed ourselves to get a little greedy as Beto O’Rourke made things interesting in his Senate race with Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz, but at the end of the day […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we are happy to host a guest writer from India. Yashodhara Sirur is a wife, new mother, professional woman and cat lover who lives in Mumbai. When not changing cloth diapers, she’s trying her best to read, write and catch a few extra winks. She is a fan of Harry Potter, but not of […]
The Shinbone Star staff is edging closer to a milestone 800 posts since the inauguration of President Twitterthumbs. But sometimes even we are too appalled to put a new spin on a continuing outrage. Fortunately, Jim Carrey did it for us today.