Scott McKay

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

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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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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