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Scott McKay
Scott McKay
Scott McKay is publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics. He’s also a novelist — check out his first book “Animus: A Tale of Ardenia,” available in Kindle and paperback.
by | Apr 3, 2020

I was going to make this Five Quick Things legitimately quick, but I failed. I’d say I’m sorry, but you know I’m not. Besides, there’s a lot going on and a lot that ought to be said. So let’s get…

by | Mar 30, 2020

In an entry in this space a couple weeks ago, I touched on the efforts of Nick Searcy — the actor and filmmaker who has since become a viral sensation with his hilarious cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in response to…

by | Mar 27, 2020

Just a few things while contemplating the fact that with 3.28 million people filing unemployment claims compared to 83,000 cases of the Wuhan virus going around, it seems the cure is 39.5 times worse than the disease. 1. Neil Ferguson…

by | Mar 23, 2020

There is an episode of HBO’s Band of Brothers — it’s toward the end of the series, and perhaps even the last episode — when the war has just ended and the shooting has stopped, but they’re all still in Germany,…

by | Mar 20, 2020

As Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” It looks like the American mainstream media is missing pretty much everything, as while the Trump administration…

by | Mar 19, 2020

With all of the Wuhan coronavirus panic monopolizing the news in the past week, something that has the potential to be a truly earth-shaking geopolitical event was largely missed. President Trump announced Friday that he was ordering the Department of…

by | Mar 17, 2020

I don’t have much, seeing as though I spent most of the day Monday writing a series of posts at my site trying to push back on the seemingly inexorable demand for more and more oppressive government in the face…

by | Mar 13, 2020

Have you noticed something about the rapidly-spinning-out-of-control coronavirus, or “Wuhan virus,” panic? Its victims are chiefly, if not solely, private-sector, civil-society events and institutions. The NBA has suspended its season. College basketball conference tournaments are being shut down. The NCAA…

by | Mar 10, 2020

Bernie Sanders’ problem isn’t the Democrat establishment, though certainly that party’s inner circle is out to screw him — and, as we’ve discussed in this space, rightly so. But the party’s machine isn’t what’s ultimately going to finish Bernie off….

by | Mar 5, 2020

There was a huge abortion debate at the Supreme Court Wednesday, as the pivotal June Medical Services v. Russo case saw oral arguments delivered by the two sides. At issue is a Louisiana law that requires doctors at abortuaries, like at other…

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