Dan Keating

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

Gambling with National Security

    

You may recall that in the 1990s, President Bill Clinton went on television to assure Americans that North Korea would never possess a nuclear weapon.  After all, American inspectors would find any attempt to get around the signed agreement. Twenty years later, President Obama is making the same assurances – with the exception that even […]

Beaten Again

    

If you ever wondered why Donald Trump is doing so well, please read the lead Wall Street Journal article by Carol Lee and Siobhan Hughes entitled, “Obama’s Path to Victory on Iran.”  Basically it tells the story about how the administration put the pants on the GOP leadership again. After reaching an agreement with Iran […]

Anemic Demand

    

The Commerce Department revised its second quarter numbers saying that the economy expanded at a 3.7 percent rate.  That news prompted Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fisher to say that interest rates might be raised this month. Unfortunately, this is only wishful thinking because the numbers are just not there. Even Bill Gross, the bond […]

Girls and Gays to the Rescue

    

The Russians, North Koreans, Iranians, Chinese, ISIS and other rogue countries must have taken note  – don’t push President Obama over the line. If you do, he might send his new military against you. His military may be driving obsolete equipment.  Its ranks might be depleted after 13 years of war and have most of […]

Do We Have the Will to Reform Education?

    

The primary reason Donald Trump is so popular among people is that they are fed up with the direction of the country and politics as usual.  Republicans and conservative Democrats gave control of the Congress to Republicans in 2014.  They gave – or the Tea Party did – control of the House in 2010. What […]

Abortion Has Ruined the Country

    

It was bound to come up sooner or later.  In Bloomberg Businessweek’s Open Remarks, columnist Charles Kenny wrote, “Immigrants to the Rescue.” You see Donald Trump is all wrong about what immigrants can do for Americans.  They don’t bring crime and drugs, they stabilize the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 3,185,924 […]

Do Black Lives Matter?

    

Ross Douthat wrote an excellent article for the Sunday edition of the New York Times entitled, “Looking away from Abortion.” It begins with an essay by Dr. Richard Selzer describing a “strange suburban” scene.  After the garbage trucks have passed through the neighborhood, people find a “softness underfoot.”  It looks like baby birds or rubber […]

More on Education

    

Yahoo Finance reported that American families spent 16 percent more on college this year.  This comes from information from Sallie Mae’s annual report, “How Americans Pay for College.” Families “shelled out” an average of $24,164 to cover college cost during the 2014-2015 school year, compared to $20,882 the year prior. The conclusion drawn by Yahoo […]

An Alternative to Clinton

    

Last week, I wrote about the October 23, 1983 ,bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. This tragedy and the loss of 241 Marines and sailors was the direct result of Iranian efforts with assistance by Syria and Hezbollah. Today, President Obama is placing his trust in the same thugs who committed this “despicable” act.  […]

32 Years After Beirut

    

As the Obama administration hails its nuclear agreement with Iran, within the Arab world the deal has been met with wariness and concern. The president says, “This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction.”  But Sunni hardliners were convinced the deal “signals U.S. acquiescence to the spread of Iranian power.” Egypt’s foreign […]