Scott McKay

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

The Children’s Crisis Isn’t Working


Did you see the Rasmussen poll out Thursday on the media kerfuffle about illegal immigrant kids at the border? If you haven’t, here’s what it said… Most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government. When families are arrested and separated after […]

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‘No. No, He’s Not. We’ll Stop It.”


It took very little time Thursday, after the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton emails case was released, for the usual media suspects to declare there to be no “there” there. NBC News, which led its coverage with a “pick your poison” narrative indicating that opposing sides […]

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The Dems’ Supreme Threat


It hasn’t really been discussed in great detail by the legacy media, but there is a major Supreme Court decision coming practically any day now which has the potential to change American politics substantially for the foreseeable future. The case is Janus v. AFSCME, a case out of Illinois. The facts of the case are […]

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The (Blue) Wave Goodbye


Perhaps it’s excusable that the legacy media peddled the nonstop narrative for most of this year holding that the Democrats would be rampaging through this year’s midterm elections. Most of the time, the party of a newly-elected president will take a beating in the first midterm cycle of his tenure in office, and with the […]

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A Pox On Both Your Houses


Don’t be too shocked at this, but Roseanne Barr said something intolerable and got her highly-rated ABC sitcom canceled before its second season could go into production. The decision to dump her show came within mere hours after the statement. Barr, on Twitter where her various pronouncements constantly get her in trouble (she makes Donald […]

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This Guy Avenatti


If you haven’t been paying attention this week, you missed a heck of a show involving the rather sordid individual representing the unmitigatedly sordid stripper and porn star who has covered the media like a missing Malaysian jetliner over the past several weeks. Namely, Michael Avenatti, the former Rahm Emanuel-employed opposition researcher and race car […]

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Throw Momma From the Nursing Home


The announcement this week that letters from Louisiana’s Department of Health would go out to elderly Medicaid patients in nursing homes across the state — some 20,000 people — warning them of possible eviction due to the budget crisis at the Capitol in Baton Rouge has now made national news. It’s the latest in a long-running […]

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Crying Wolf and Killing Comedy


I don’t need to do a big thing about Michelle Wolf and how badly she stunk as the comedic talent headlining the weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. By now our readers all know that she stunk. She died. She bombed. She was a disaster. Why? Because Michelle Wolf, like so many of her so-called comedic […]

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Trump, Ryan, and the American Character


After Paul Ryan announced he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall, I had an interesting conversation online with an old friend I hadn’t talked to in more than a decade. My prodigal partner in correspondence, an old politico who fought the good fight for many years before retiring to a sailboat and itinerantly plying the Gulf […]

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Zuckerberg Senate Facebook Regulation Scalise

Senate Post-Zuckerberg: Unqualified. Plus: Scalise, Mulvaney Post-Ryan


“ Your user agreement sucks,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the latter’s testimony in front of a Senate hearing this week. “I don’t want to vote to regulate Facebook, but by God I will.” Two days later Kennedy had teamed up with leftist Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) […]

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