Some changes I’d like to see

The Constitution lays out very minimal requirements for the highest offices in the land. A president or vice president must be at least 35 years old, a “natural born” citizen, and a 14-year inhabitant of the United States. You need better credentials than that to get a job at McDonald’s. In fact, the people who’ve […]

Scripture lessons for Trump

Since Impeached President Donald J. Trump won’t open a Bible or spend time in meaningful prayer, let’s provide a little laying on of Scripture to let him know just how un-Christian his words and actions were on Monday and, for that matter, throughout the entire time he has been wallowing inside the White House. Just […]

Pissin’ Up A Rope

In Texas, folks say that doing something pointless is “pissin’ up a rope.” The obvious result of such a maneuver need not be spelled out here, especially when anyone can look to look to Washington, D.C., where wet spots are cropping up faster than the coronavirus. The issue — and it is always the issue […]

Collision course to impeachment!

Saying that no person is above the law, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that a formal impeachment investigation will be launched to determine if Donald Trump has violated the U.S. Constitution and his oath of office. The announcement sets up the epic clash between Democrats and Republicans (not to  mention between Good and Evil) […]

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 […]

Elephant in the room: Corruption is bigger than just Trump

Way back in the olden days of 2015 when Donald Trump descended from his golden, made-for-reality-tv throne (or what we commoners call an escalator), I reassured everyone that this wasn’t as bad as it seemed because the American political system gave a president little possibility for totalitarian rule. When Trump then started spewing his sexist, […]

Trump is a traitor, and democracy depends on recognizing that simple truth

D is for Donald. It’s also for: deluded, detrimental, deceitful, disgusting, demented, daft, dumb, disparaging, debauched, despot, dictator, degrading, deplorable, degenerate, discredited, disgraceful, damaging, dire, draft dodger, dirty, diabolical, destructive, duplicitous, disingenuous, dishonourable, disturbed, dangerous, depraved and deadly. T is for Trump. It’s also for TRAITOR. Last week we were witness to the unabashed, exhaustive testimony […]

The First Amendment under siege

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances – First Amendment to the United States Constitution With the […]

A dummies guide to a constitutional crisis: The courts

(CNN) June 27, 2018 — A federal judge in California last week ordered a halt to most family separations at the U.S. border, and the reunification of all families that have been separated. It was the first major rebuke to the Trump administration during the ongoing furor over the president’s immigration policy. The court order specifically […]

Psycho Don has met the enemy, and it is the U.S. Constitution

How long can our democracy last? We have a rogue Congress and Oval Office Occupant who are hell-bent on destroying our justice system. Psycho Donald Trump is attempting to dismantle the Justice Department and the FBI because of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed […]