Scott McKay

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

A Most Expected Backlash

 

There is an essential read by Steve Sailer at Taki’s Magazine from a week ago which might well explain the cultural and political landscape better than anything else you’ve seen in recent vintage. It’s entitled “A Half Century of Amnesia,” and you should take the time to have a look. Sailer makes several important points, which […]

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Trump’s LoNG Game

 

When President Donald Trump hosted European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House last week to announce trade progress between the two economic superpowers, much of the impact of the deal they struck was oversold — essentially what was announced was a truce after a ramping-up of tariffs as Trump has sought to force […]

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Helsinki Hysteria

 

Let’s be honest — there was no way President Donald Trump was going to come out well from Monday’s press conference with Vladimir Putin following the one-to-one summit the two leaders conducted in the Finnish capital. That’s not an indictment of Trump per se. It’s just a fact. The indictment of a dozen officials of […]

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Generation Trump?

 

Your author has noted, mostly via anecdotal evidence, that it appears a very large part of President Donald Trump’s core support comes from people in my age group. And that makes sense to me, for a number of reasons I’ll outline with the help of Jay Connaughton, a Mandeville, Louisiana-based political consultant who spent quite […]

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Beware the Red Wave

 

Yes, Rasmussen Reports offers polling which is often of an optimistic character for those of us who lean more to the conservative side of the political fence, and because of this fact, Rasmussen’s work product is sometimes ignored by the legacy media when it discusses the current political reality. But recently Rasmussen released a poll […]

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Make ’Em Pay

 

We probably should have had this conversation a long time ago, and it probably should have been U.S. policy for quite some time, that the remittances from non-American citizens to relatives — or whoever — living outside the country be taxed to pay for efforts to keep illegal aliens from invading our shores. It turns […]

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The Children’s Crisis Isn’t Working

 

Did you see the Rasmussen poll out Thursday on the media kerfuffle about illegal immigrant kids at the border? If you haven’t, here’s what it said… Most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government. When families are arrested and separated after […]

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‘No. No, He’s Not. We’ll Stop It.”

 

It took very little time Thursday, after the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton emails case was released, for the usual media suspects to declare there to be no “there” there. NBC News, which led its coverage with a “pick your poison” narrative indicating that opposing sides […]

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The Dems’ Supreme Threat

 

It hasn’t really been discussed in great detail by the legacy media, but there is a major Supreme Court decision coming practically any day now which has the potential to change American politics substantially for the foreseeable future. The case is Janus v. AFSCME, a case out of Illinois. The facts of the case are […]

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The (Blue) Wave Goodbye

 

Perhaps it’s excusable that the legacy media peddled the nonstop narrative for most of this year holding that the Democrats would be rampaging through this year’s midterm elections. Most of the time, the party of a newly-elected president will take a beating in the first midterm cycle of his tenure in office, and with the […]

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