Trumper of the week — case #9,211

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we enter the home stretch in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, we at The Shinbone Star have created a new feature that will memorialize some of the fine American ass-hats who made this ride so special. Of course we’re talking about the Trumpian legions who put on a show when responsible people […]

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 […]

Into the abyss of unacceptability

Sometimes you get advice you know is good but just can’t follow because you’re a special kind of asshole. That would describe me, and it’s the reason why I can’t just look the other way when I see stupid people doing evil, stupid things. No doubt my life would be easier if I loved my […]

Racism, carved in stone

By having his personal Fourth of July at Mount Rushmore, Donald Trump seems to have demonstrated a predilection to celebrate himself at public venues connected to racism. Two of the four presidents on the mountain were slaveholders, and all of them are viewed by Native Americans as racist. Trump’s July 3 South Dakota visit was  […]

Joe Biden for president

By SHINBONE STAR EDITORIAL BOARD About a year ago, a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates held a series of debates, and during one of the most pivotal exchanges, some of Vice President Joe Biden’s past policy decisions were questioned by Sen. Kamala Harris, who figuratively took a high fastball from Biden and parked it […]

Donald Trump’s Divided America in the summer of 2020

This is more than America’s summer of discontent. It’s the summer of Impeached President Donald J. Trump’s vainglory that is dividing and destroying a republic that has stood strong for more than 240 years. Trump’s excessive vanity, his inability and refusal to govern for the good of the country is literally and figuratively killing America. […]


Donald J. Trump and his enablers have their collective knee on the life force of America, and they won’t remove it until our country is dead. R.I.P. George Floyd.

The whole enchilada

We’ve just about covered all the bases here at The Shinbone Star when it comes to Donald Trump and Trumpism. Still, even after 1,284 posts, new subject matter keeps rolling in. Like, for instance, enchiladas. Yes, we’ve touched on the Trumpian “taco bowls” that are served at the edifice in Midtown Manhattan that bears Trump’s […]

At home in the Blue State of Virginia

Not many readers other than my cohorts here at The Shinbone Star even noticed that I’ve been mostly absent from the site I created shortly after Donald Trump took office. Excuses? I have plenty, but will try not to bore you with the whole list. Instead, here’s an abbreviated glimpse of what I’ve been up to. […]