Dan Keating

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Dan Keating is co-chair of the Trump campaign in Oklahoma.

Dealing in Grace

    

A recent New York Times Sunday edition wrote an article about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  The article was entitled, “For Insight into the Secretary of Education’s View, View Her Education.” The column written by Erica Green centers on Holland Michigan’s Christian High School where Ms. DeVos graduated in 1975. Holland Christian is one of several […]

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

    

Today more and more people are critically looking at the cost of a four-year degree and wondering if it’s worth it. In early June, Richard Vetter and Justin Strehle wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled “The Diminishing Returns of a College Degree.”   The article starts by saying in 1775, only 721 students […]

Here We Go Again

    

Douglas Belkin wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Debt, Regrets Mar College for Many.” The article was based on a survey funded by the Strada Education Network, a nonprofit in Indiana dedicated to helping young people complete college and launch their careers. The story begins with the statement that U.S. policymakers have […]

Poor Reporting Goes On

    

The May 22 cover of the New Yorker magazine has a humorous depiction of what happened on the United flight from Chicago to Cincinnati. However, in this case it shows Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as a policeman, dragging James Comey off the plane.  Standing to the rear is the plane’s pilot, Donald Trump.  The New […]

Stay the Course, Mr. President

    

Recently, William Galston wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Trump’s Tanking Approval Numbers,” in which he points out the president is not only in trouble within the beltway, but with supporters who question his fitness for office. The “never Trumpers” and Democrats have done an excellent job in raising doubts in peoples’ […]

Who Is Kidding Whom?

    

You may have seen that Tulsa City councilors are considering a proposed moratorium on grocery stores in Tulsa’s food deserts or better known as North Tulsa. As the councilors see it and as reported in the newspaper, “The problem is that full-service grocery stores may be getting stifled out of the market in food deserts […]

One Man’s Epiphany

    

Francis Wilkinson wrote an excellent article for Bloomberg View entitled, “Disarray is Preface to Power for Democrats,” which ties in nicely to an email I received covering an article by Frank Schaeffer of the Washington Post. Mr. Wilkinson’s story begins with – “The Democrats are in disarray” – the first line in a Hendrik Hertzberg […]

‘See the Eagle?

    

When my wife’s brothers were caught in a “white lie” or other mixups by their parents, many times they would resort to looking out the window, saying “See the eagle.”  They hoped their parents would leap to the window to see the giant bird. It might have worked once, but not twice. Today, Oklahomans are […]

Pull Your Oar or Get Out of the Boat

    

The other day Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett paid a visit to Tulsa to speak about his life and concerns for the state.  Oklahoma City, unlike Oklahoma, has had a succession of great mayors who joined with the private sector to rebuild their city.  Most people point to the bombing as the turnaround point for […]

Bring Back Discipline

    

Tulsa Public School recently surveyed current staff to find out why they were leaving.  You might think that the top reason would be a money issue.  If you thought that was the main reason, you would be wrong.  The top response from 56 percent of the staff was to cut down on routines and meetings.  […]