Sign of the times: front lawn wars

Across America, the presidential election has become a very uncivil war. With both sides dug in along political lines, neighborhoods have been transformed into battlefields, from the tony neighborhoods of the Houston suburbs to more rural landscapes of Missouri farmland. One of the dirtiest presidential fights in U.S. history, incumbent President Donald Trump and challenger […]

First Do No Harm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The staff doctor here at The Shinbone Star is a little a little ticked off about the man at the top. No, not about Dutton Peabody, about Donald Trump! By DECONSTRUCTING DOCTOR In recent recordings with famous investigative reporter Bob Woodward, best known for breaking the Watergate scandal in 1972 for the Washington […]

An American heart is hurting

My heart is American, born and bred. Red, white and blue blood flows through my body every day. I breathe the air of freedom of expression and often sing patriotic and religious songs learned growing up in the Chicagoland suburbs during the ’50s and ’60s. Telling the truth, loving my fellow citizens — not just […]

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Democrats ready to yield the stage to Donnie’s clown show

Oval Office Occupant 45, Daffy Donald Trump, complained last week on Twitter, “Biden’s DNC Speech Was ‘Just Words.’ ” But Daffy, they were beautiful words, expressed in f’n’ COMPLETE SENTENCES! Meanwhile, to confuse and rattle the asterisk pre*ident: Addressing virtual delegates at the Democratic Party National Convention last week, former President Barack Obama said: “I […]

History in the making

Congratulations to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on making history Wednesday night as the first woman of color to accept the nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate to be vice president of the United States. Harris, added the nightcap to a long night of stirring speeches by Democratic heavyweights including former President Barack Obama, House Speaker […]

Dear Black People

Dear Black People, A year ago, I was compelled to write to white women who voted for Donald Trump even though their interests were not clearly aligned with the Grab-Them-by-the-Pussy-in-Chief. I was angry at them then, and now I’m angry at you for the same reason. I’ve noticed that many of you are concerned about […]