Scott McKay

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

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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The Usual Patterns

 

I recognize that a disproportionate share of the entries I offer in this space contain references to events that readers outside of my home state of Louisiana may not be familiar with, and I apologize if that somewhat parochial focus detracts from this column’s attractiveness. I promise in the future to be more accommodating to […]

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Monumental Imbeciles

 

Most of our readers are aware that amid the furor of the social-justice crowd over Southern racism in the aftermath of the Dylann Roof murders in Charleston two years ago, a widespread effort to scrub the “symbols” of that racism manifested itself across the South. Perhaps the most dogged of those manifestations has come in […]

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Enough With the Recriminations, Go Back to Work

 

What’s the old quote? God helps invalids, small children, and the United States of America? There’s another one, which came courtesy of Winston Churchill: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.” Somewhere between those two old chestnuts is where we are in the aftermath of […]

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Self-Busting Myths

 

I’m considering making each entry in this space for the next several weeks a continuation of the argument that today’s modern Left and the Democrat Party it drives is a movement by and for people incapable of doing a proper job. This wasn’t always true, mind you. Not completely. After all, it was Democrats who […]

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Don’t Be Covered In Lies

 

When the Congressional Budget Office published its score of the Republican Obamacare replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, something that should have already been obvious to the GOP leadership became even more painfully so. And yet House Speaker Paul Ryan and his team for some reason didn’t take the opportunity to articulate it. What […]

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James Comey’s Bizarro World

 

Prior to this week, we knew of a number of actions and statements by FBI director James Comey surrounding the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We knew that Comey surfaced in front of the press in early July to declare that, despite a lengthy and intensive investigation into Clinton’s illicit email server, […]

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Politicizing Everything: MLB Edition

 

Tuesday there was an interesting — to use the term loosely, since there are far more descriptive adjectives available — article at ESPN.com by that organization’s major league baseball writer Jayson Stark about the big leagues and politics. The title? “With nation deeply divided, MLB’s silence speaks volumes”… BEFORE THEY STRETCHED, before they played catch, […]

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Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?

 

Since Donald Trump took office there has been ubiquitous media coverage of what can most properly be termed crap. There was the fake story about the bust of Martin Luther King that was supposedly removed from the Oval Office. There was the New York Times’ slanted report claiming contacts of some frequency between the Donald […]

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Paul Ryan’s Housecleaning

 

Last week, in case our readers missed it, House Speaker Paul Ryan did an interesting interview with Sean Hannity on the question of Congress’ role in moving the agenda of the new president. Video of the interview can be found in two parts here and here, but the gist of Ryan’s statements was that (1) […]

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