Scott McKay

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

Various And Sundry Things

 

A few musings on current events of note… Tuesday night Republican Karen Handel won a 52-48 victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the much-hyped and scandalously-expensive Georgia Sixth District congressional race. Our readers have surely digested plenty about the import of the race, but here’s a take you may not have seen. Namely, that with […]

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Crush The Resistance, And Save The Nation

 

Have you seen the video shot by a man walking his dog near Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, of Wednesday morning’s ugly events? It’s soul-crushing. The video captured only about two and a half minutes of the fusillade unleashed by a former Bernie Sanders campaign operative named James Hodgkinson, an out-of-work home inspector […]

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Bring Back Christendom

 

By now you may have come across the controversy spun up over the weekend when Rep. Clay Higgins, the new congressman from Louisiana’s 3rd District, sent an outraged reaction to the London Bridge jihadist attacks over Facebook. The bulk of what Higgins said was remarkable only for the florid and perhaps overwrought language he used […]

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Delete Your Career

 

“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” —Rule #4, Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals On Tuesday, it seemed like the whole country was up in arms over a publicity photograph featuring comedienne (using that term quite loosely) Kathy Griffin holding a facsimile of the bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump. […]

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A Bit of This, A Bit of That

 

“Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” —Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride For this week’s installment in this space, The American Spectator’s editors indulged me in allowing an escape from the limitation of one topic per column, for which I am thankful. Attempting as a columnist to sort meaning from […]

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The Overrated Overreactions of Our Overlords

 

Here’s a quick perusal of some headlines from last week and this weekend… Dead man lying: Unyielding dishonesty and belligerence have landed Trump one investigation away from impeachment – Salon Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment for Moscow – Washington Post Trump must be impeached. Here’s why. – Laurence Tribe, Washington Post […]

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Shut The Chuck Up

 

No one should have been surprised, in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, to see Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) rush to a podium and grab a microphone. And no one should have been surprised to see Schumer express alarm and outrage over the firing of someone he said […]

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Angles, Opportunism, and Politics: Democrats and the Alton Sterling Case

 

Here’s a cover story you’ve probably heard this week in the national media. Shortly, this column will let you know what’s really going on. Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had decided not to prosecute a pair of Baton Rouge policemen in a case where unarmed black man Alton Sterling was shot […]

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Down They Come: Mitch Landrieu’s Revenge

 

As he nears the end of his two terms as the Big Easy’s mayor, the truth about Mitch Landrieu is he has a staggeringly meager legacy. This is true of most politicians. It’s particularly true of most urban Democrat politicians, and even more particularly true of that sub-genre since the Democrats have mastered the art […]

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Fearless, and Meaningless

 

When Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica responded to the 1987 stock market implosion by creating the now-iconic Charging Bull gracing New York’s financial district, he was paying tribute to the American people and the free market. Charging Bull is a beautiful, emotive, fluid work of art, full of life and a celebration of the capitalist […]

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