Fight Card: Bannon v. Priebus

The undercard fight is over. Former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn lost a unanimous decision to the Bully President and Vice “Ice” President Monday night, submitting his resignation after it was crystal clear he had cozied up to the Russians in an unethical and possibly illegal fashion. This is a serious defeat since Flynn […]

All hail King Trump!

A recent Public Policy Poll, detailed by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, had news that was good overall, but I’ve chosen to focus today on just one negative bit. I just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t! According to the numbers seen above, more than half of Don Trump’s supporters say he should not have to follow […]

To whom do I owe respect?

Let’s talk about respect. Yesterday morning I was working on a meme. You know, those bitingly clever things that have taken over your Facebook feed, attract readers like flies and generate all-important Shares. I thought to post my meme right here on The Shinbone Star because, hell, I like lots of readers, too. The meme was about […]

My righteous anger is non-negotiable

Editor’s Note: While we’re still getting organized here at The Shinbone Star, you’ll occasionally see content that first appeared on my other blog, Roamin’ Gnomials. Today’s offering was written shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency, but before he took office. In the days since he swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the […]

The politics of fear

A few days ago, I began a post for the old Roamin’ Gnomials site with this sentence: I grew up in an America that was “The Home of the Brave.” Now I live in a land of sniveling cowards. When The Current President — if you ever see his name in one of my posts, […]

Why The Shinbone Star?

During my long and mostly undistinguished career as a newspaper editor, I was sometimes asked about my favorite portrayals of journalists on television or in the movies. Was it Dustin Hoffman or Robert Redford as Woodward and Bernstein in “All the President’s Men,” or perhaps Edward Asner in the title role for “Lou Grant?” Nope, Dutton […]