Scott McKay

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

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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That’s Entertainment! Trump’s 75-Minute Tour de Force

 

Donald Trump, giving press conferences as president, is like a cross between Fidel Castro’s long-windedness and machismo and Christopher Walken’s theatrical presence — and nobody else in the room can compete with that. This was on display Thursday, when after a week’s worth of his administration being buffeted by a hurricane of negative media coverage […]

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Out Like Flynn

 

“House Atreides took control of Arrakis 63 standard days into the year 10,191. It was known that the Harkonnens, the former rulers of Arrakis, would leave many suicide troops behind. Atreides patrols were doubled.” — From the 1984 David Lynch movie Dune, as adapted from the Fran Herbert novel. You’ve got to read, if you […]

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Trump the 9th Circus

 

Before we get started, let’s agree on three things which are inarguable. First, that the U.S. Constitution vests plenary power in the President of the United States where foreign policy is concerned. Federal law, moreover, defines that power to include immigration. Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: Whenever the President […]

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Nuke Them, Mitch

 

Fairly soon, Mitch McConnell is going to be faced with a real-world choice manifesting the contradiction in two statements he has made about defeating Democratic attempts to obstruct President Trump’s appointees. McConnell has said he’s an opponent of the “nuclear option” and as such does not favor changing Senate rules to prevent the Democrats from […]

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