Dan Keating

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

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 […]

Oklahoma Wesleyan Update


It’s full steam ahead for Oklahoma Wesleyan University in its mission to equip young people for life. As a member of the OKWU Foundation Board, I am very pleased with their progress. OKWU President Dr. Everett Piper recently gave an update. This summer on the campus in Bartlesville, there are major renovations including new flooring […]

High Confidence


Forbes recently reported that consumer confidence was at a 16-year high.  They reasoned, “Consumer confidence is another one of those economic numbers which predicts our future for us.  A prediction which is a pretty good one too, for it’s self-fulfilling.  If consumer confidence is high, then people will spend their money.  And if people spend […]

A Stroll Down Memory Lane


An Orthopedic surgeon sent me this article, which needs to be passed on. Remember that time Donald Trump was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow?  Oh no, wait…that was BILL CLINTON. Remember that time Trump failed to disclose Russian donors to his foundation before he served as Secretary of State? Oh no, that […]

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 […]