Scott McKay

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


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Interestingly, the Black Lives Matter movement managed to cook up a new cause célèbre less than two months prior to a presidential election where polls indicate Donald Trump might be sliding past the nation’s anointed Dowager Empress of Chappaqua (with proper hullabaloo due to my friend Michael Walsh of PJ Media fame). We now have […]

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A ‘Narrative War’?


A pair of items seemingly unrelated to one another popped onto the radar contemporaneously Sunday. Don’t be fooled —  they’re very much related. The first was a rather surprising result in a presidential poll of New Mexico, a state Democrats have carried in five of the last six presidential elections (George W. Bush won a […]

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The Left’s Wild Pitch


Can anybody here guess what the Guinness Book of World Records says is the fastest baseball pitch thrown by a woman? The answer: a mere 69 miles per hour, a feat accomplished by one Lauren Boden in 2013. How does a 69 mile-per-hour fastball compare to major league pitching? Well, the talented-but-troubled Aroldis Chapman, now […]

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UPDATE: She’s (Very) Sick


UPDATE (9.11.2016, 1:18 p.m.): Almost as if to spite her defenders who continue, in the style of Kevin Bacon in Animal House, to shout “Remain calm! All is well!” Sunday morning Clinton proceeded to faint at a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York. Video taken at the scene shows Clinton propped against a traffic post along the curb […]

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The Social Justice Bench-Warmer


Ask yourself this — how much of the social-justice racket being run by Black Lives Matter, the gay mafia and the other activists among the identitarian Hard Left is little more than a mask for poor performance? After all, Black Lives Matter spends an inordinate amount of time and energy howling about the mistreatment of […]

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You Need the Civil Society


Baton Rouge Tuesday, President Barack Obama landed in Baton Rouge to tour the devastation of the historic flood in South Louisiana. In his remarks to the media during his visit, the president noted, after saluting the various local, state and federal muckety-mucks with him on the riser, the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people in response […]

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A Tale of Two Disasters


It started on Thursday evening of last week and didn’t end until Sunday morning, about 60 hours’ worth of non-stop rain in Biblical proportions covering about half a state. In some places, as much as 31 inches of rain fell — in nearly all, the total was two feet. And from west of Lafayette to […]

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Barack Obama might well have been right in saying this week that Donald Trump wasn’t qualified to be president. But there is a problem — Obama isn’t qualified to make that judgement, and frankly with the revelations about his actions in supplicating America to the Iranian mullahs this week, it’s time to begin talking about […]

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The Agony of Hillary


Chances are you didn’t watch the Democrat Convention Thursday night. Nielsen reports that better than 90 percent of the country didn’t. That’s a good and bad thing at the same time. It’s a good thing, because we shouldn’t wish for our countrymen to suffer unnecessarily — and to endure Hillary Clinton’s screeching, noisome, banefully discordant […]

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Something Terrible


When Hillary Clinton chose Tim Kaine as her vice presidential nominee, what she was really choosing was one of the two major characteristics defining her as a politician. Clinton could, had the notion struck her, picked Sherrod Brown or Liz Warren as her running mate. In doing so she would have fully embraced her record […]

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