Scott McKay

Scott McKay is publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics.


From MLK… To DeRay


This won’t be the first time this space has reminded our readers of the sage observation by Eric Hoffer that “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Hoffer’s observation is, of course, correct. But it turns out that while he was accurate, he was also incomplete […]

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Comey’s Hanoi Confession


Viewed under the standard of legal interpretation required of any law school class or even jury instruction in America today, FBI director James Comey’s press conference Tuesday recommending no prosecution be undertaken of Hillary Clinton resulting from the large-scale investigation into her emails would make no sense. Based on Comey’s relation of the facts in […]

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Why They’re Able to Kill Us


The video embedded below goes a little under 10 minutes, and it’s quite educational in explaining why time and time again we find jihadist terrorists able to perpetrate murder and mayhem on Americans — from Little Rock to Fort Hood to Boston to Chattanooga to San Bernardino to Merced to Orlando — despite displaying shiny […]

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The Floor-Sitters


Let’s not let the events of the last two weeks go by without putting them in proper context. A second-generation immigrant from Afghanistan whose father was an open sympathizer with the Taliban, a practicing Muslim from a sharia-preaching mosque that had already produced one jihadist suicide bomber, a man who had been on the nation’s […]

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Is He Rooting for ISIS?


It’s instructive, but certainly not surprising, that in the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11 President Obama’s reaction was to reach for gun control as a solution. Put another way, in the face of evidence that the global, ISIS-inspired jihad has penetrated the federal government’s security apparatus and demonstrated the […]

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Sam Liccardo Is Perfectly Emblematic


They happened over a week ago, but those riots in San Jose deserve a bit of a mention because they remind us of something that cannot be repeated enough. Namely, that the Democrat party in America at present is such a morally bankrupt, indecent, and malevolent entity that the country we used to be would […]

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Four Things Trump Needs to Fix


Readers of this column have likely noticed that after Ted Cruz lost Indiana and Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP nominee, it hasn’t delved into the presidential election much. There’s a reason, of course — if you take conservative philosophy seriously, Trump is a bitter pill to swallow as a Republican presidential candidate, and rather […]

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The Dangers of Elected, Racist Stupidity


Wednesday in the Louisiana House of Representatives, which is becoming a hothouse for material feeding this column (if you think the House is rough around here, you ought to see the Senate!), a comic outrage broke out when, during debate of a bill that would mandate the teaching of the Declaration of Independence to schoolchildren […]

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Legislative Idiocy, With a G-String


Louisiana’s stupid “sexist” stripper-statute scuffle. On Wednesday, as Louisiana’s Republican-majority legislature shambled down the road toward finishing a session in which it will increase the state’s budget by a billion dollars and yet perhaps require a special session next month in order to raise taxes to cover what Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards says is […]

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Don’t Put These People in Charge of Anything


Five recent examples showing no matter where, no matter how, giving the Left political power is a comically stupid idea. The problem is, the Left — whether manifested by the Democratic Party in the United States or by other variants of the socialist movement elsewhere — has figured out how to weaponize its own failure […]

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