Dan Keating

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

Where Is Inflation?

    

The Wall Street Journal reports that the world’s largest economies are chalking up stronger growth. But the puzzle is, where is inflation? The U.S. economy grew at an annualized 3 percent in the second quarter and many experts expect the growth to reach 4 percent in the fourth quarter.  Yet, consumer price inflation advanced only […]

It’s Right in Front of Your Nose

    

You may have seen the article about Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist taking time to again teach a third-grade class.  The plan was not only to get back to the classroom, but also to emphasize vacant teaching positions.  As the Tulsa World reported, the opportunity for Gist to teach likely wouldn’t have presented itself […]

Doing Better on Tests

    

The Life and Arts section of the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article by Sue Shellenbarger entitled, “The Smarter Ways to Study.” The article begins by saying many students this fall will plunge into marathon study session that run late into the night.  Is rereading text books and highlighted notes the best way to […]

Search for a Better Tomorrow

    

There were a series of excellent articles over the weekend concerning education.  The first was an Associated Press interview with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  Ms. DeVos starts out by saying, “We think that there has been an overreach in many cases on the part of the federal government in really intruding on states’ issues […]

Change of Culture

    

In mid-August, the Wall Street Journal ran an article by Steven Norton entitled, “United’s Strategy on Overbookings.”  The intent of the story was an interview with United’s Executive Vice President Linda Jojo, who is in charge of technology and is chief digital officer. Ms. Jojo explains that the vast majority of overbooking situations are due […]

So Little Help From the Swamp

    

A number of people were hoping that when the U.S. Senate went on its vacation or recess, President Trump would use the time to make recess appointments of officials his administration needs which have been blocked by Democrats using arcane Senate rules.  Oklahoma Senator James Lankford estimates that at todays’ pace, it would take the […]

Your Economy Now

    

Did you see that the U.S. economy is on track to expand at a 4.0 percent annualized rate in the third quarter with inventory investment adding 1.12 percentage points to growth?  These numbers were produced by the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDP new forecast model unveiled on August 3.  For the entire eight years of the […]

July Wasn’t That Bad

    

The cover page of The New Yorker can be very humorous.  The July 24 cover was such a one.  It showed President Trump disembarking from Air Force One.  On the steps, ahead of him was Jared Kushner, Trumps son-in-law and advisor getting a swift kick in the pants and behind was Donald Jr., who the […]

A Price to Pay

    

Jason Riley wrote an excellent column in the Wall Street Journal about the president’s base and the larger Republican Party.  It seems that as the press continues to report Trump’s loss of popularity while confidence the base stays steady. Mr. Riley writes, “The GOP’s inability to scrap Obamacare (last) week means, among other things, that […]

Incredibly Weak Men

    

Mona Charen, one of the better conservative writers, just wrote an excellent piece entitled, “GOP was Bluffing on Health Reforms.” Ms. Charen starts off with how we have the answer to the question:  Why did not the Republicans have a repeal and replace plan for Obamacare?  Obamacare was passed in 2010 and the leadership had […]