“He said ‘Surprise’ and then he started shooting . . .”

When Parkland, Fla. high school students proclaimed that the February 2018 shooting at their school would be “the last mass shooting,” sadly, we knew it wouldn’t be true. After all this is America, where too many people love their guns more than the life of your child. After another horrific school shooting today, this time […]

More blood in the water as Trump targets McMaster

Word came late last night that it’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster’s nuts that are in the wringer, just the latest to be caught up in President Donald Trump’s West Wing howl-fest. Sorry, we’d have been on it sooner, but that’s another story. Anyway, McMaster, for those of you keeping score, is himself a replacement […]

So long, Rex, you had it right the first time

We don’t usually do breaking news here at The Shinbone Star, normally preferring to let our understudies at The New York Times or Washington Post handle the grunt work while we provide insightful analysis. But the ouster of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state captured our fancy to such a degree that we just couldn’t stay silent. A lot of […]