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 […]


SHAME! Minutes ago, millions of Americans watched the president of the United States stand in the West Wing of the White House and undermine democracy, making the unsubstantiated claim that there is massive fraud in an ongoing election that trends indicate he could lose. Democratic challenger Joe Biden currently leads Trump in the Electoral College […]

Thoughts in preparing for a most unusual July 4 celebration

As our country prepares to celebrate an unusual July 4 weekend — a birthday party for a nation founded on the principle of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all its people — our “house” is divided nearly as much as it was during the Civil War (1861-1865). The War Between the States […]

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 […]

The Big Lies: Trump Fills the ‘Swamp’ With ‘Alligators’

EDITOR’S NOTE: During the run-up to the 2020 presidential sweepstakes — hopefully without any interference from Russian operatives promoting Trump’s re-election bid — The Shinbone Star will highlight Big Lies uttered and promoted on a daily basis by the current occupant of the White House and provide commentary on new “whoppers” that hurt the working men and women […]

Can this please be Trump’s third and final season?

As far as failed reality television shows are concerned, when plot lines, dialogue and just plain old stupid and offensive characters start repeating themselves, the end is near. Remember these “great” one season and done television and social media programs from years past? “The Get Down” (2016); “Freak and Geeks” (1999); and “Everything Sucks” (2018). […]

A Bananas Republic rots from the top down

Welcome, my friends, to the world’s newest Bananas Republic, otherwise known as the United States of America. This isn’t that clothing store that once sold stuff you could wear to Third World countries, this one is as real as us. We’re a Bananas Republic because the faux-orange- haired fool at the helm of our listing, sinking […]

Founding Fathers’ Fears Realized: One Man Controls Our Government

With alleged sexual assaulter and self-admitted borderline alcoholic Brett Kavanaugh headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, what our Founding Fathers feared most — an authoritarian, single-minded, self-serving king/executive officer running the country — has come to pass. Donald J. Trump, failed casino owner, struggling real estate developer, abuser of taxpayer dollars and best friend to […]