Scott McKay

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

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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As our readers are likely aware, your author publishes a website aimed at a market of Southern conservatives grossly underserved by the legacy media in terms of ideology and emphasis on several core issues. In Louisiana where we’re based, we are usually the only source of information about the excesses of wasteful and corrupt government […]

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Shaddap, Stevens


Let’s remember, in the wake of the New York Times editorial by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggesting a repeal of the Second Amendment, that Stevens wrote the dissent in the famous Heller case which reaffirmed our individual right to own a handgun. Stevens’ opinion on guns, namely that unless you’re a […]

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Stormy Danielzzzzzzzzzz


Perhaps we should give thanks to porn star and bona fide publicity whore Stormy Daniels, whose emergence as the replacement for the Democrats’ Russian meme as the Silver Bullet That Will Take Down Donald Trump Once and for All is in full bloom. After all, Daniels is considerably easier on the eyes than Robert Mueller, […]

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Hey, Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone


Wednesday was the day the ecosystem of left-wing foundations and Democrat special interests (if you wish to interpret that as “teachers’ unions,” you may) with a stranglehold on American public education chose to draft high school kids into political activism, and the show that effort produced was exactly what one might expect. Thousands of students […]

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The Blue Ripple


Here’s a new entry in McKay’s Rules of Politics, a list I need to compile in writing in this space at some point (and if you’d like to make suggestions to assist in populating such a list in the comments, feel free) — whenever mainstream media conventional wisdom crystallizes into a narrative so pervasive that […]

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Hogging Airtime


Ever since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the airtime at CNN and MSNBC has seemingly been monopolized by a skinny, weak-chinned 17-year-old named David Hogg, who apparently attends that school and survived the shooting by being in a different building than the one in which Nikolas Cruz conducted his atrocity. The […]

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The Cowards of Broward County


CNN put on an atrocious spectacle last week, hosting a “town hall” production that was, as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and the Chicago Tribune’s John Kass both remarked, a re-enactment of the Two Minutes’ Hate scene in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984. It was a remarkable example of shameless exploitation and ideological hate-mongering put on […]

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FBI: Famous But Ineffective


I’ve got a theory which continues to be supported by evidence — namely, that the American Left is a movement by and for people who simply cannot do a good job. That’s not to say all the competent people in this country are conservatives, though it does appear that on balance you’ll find more people […]

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