Scott McKay

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

What’s Wrong With These People?

 

Here’s a question: How long have Republicans been running for federal office on repealing Obamacare, in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s terminology, “Root and branch”? Answer: since 2010. Outside of the 2012 election, which was a clear outlier influenced by a number of factors which had nothing to do with healthcare policy, the 2010-2016 period […]

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Who’s Colluding With Whom?

 

Depending on whom you wish to believe, the recent revelations that last June Donald Trump Jr. had a meeting with one Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Moscow attorney advertised to have brought destructive opposition research on Hillary Clinton, prove there is finally meat on the “Trump and the Russians” bones being served to the public. From this […]

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The Left’s Breaking Point?

 

First, it must be understood up front that in the grand scheme of things “transgender” people constitute a statistically insignificant portion of the population. They’re so exceedingly rare as to make almost any public-policy or political argument about their treatment by society a sideshow in a true sense. We’re not talking about 10 percent of […]

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Mitch 2020!

 

Ever since the live images of the famous Alexander Doyle statue of Robert E. Lee dangling precariously from a crane, swinging dangerously close to the pedestal upon which it had stood for 130 years, with an amateur work crew plucked from the ranks of the New Orleans Fire Department gawking on as the statue was […]

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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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