Dan Keating

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

A New Dawn in America


Maybe the visit of Pope Francis brought good luck to America.  While he was in Philadelphia, House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress at the end of October. As the New York Times reported, a sense of dread and deep uncertainty had descended over the Capitol.  The president, who had done such an […]

Upside Down


The Sunday Tulsa World ran an article entitle “Salary Struggles.”  The purpose was to promote the fact that Oklahoma pays its teachers less than surrounding states. In reality, if you believe the World’s numbers, Oklahoma is maybe 10 percent less, which can be made up.  We really don’t know what numbers were used. Were benefits […]

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 […]