Dan Keating

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

Sharing the Burden


Banks have for some time been required to disclose all terms and costs associated with loans.  Most people take this for granted when dealing with their bank.  Why isn’t this same policy required in education?  After all individuals many times are mortgaging their futures when borrowing tens of thousands of dollars for a degree that […]

Financial Literacy


The Personal Financial Section of the Wall Street Journal recently asked the question, “Should college students be required to take a personal finance course?” I personally think they should at least in high school.  With so many of today’s parents not feeding or clothing their children, it is left up to others.  One excellent program […]

Innovations in Education


USA Today recently ran an article by Greg Toppo entitled, “Few charter school grads earn degrees.”  That is not a surprising front page story by USA Today since they oppose any change to the status quo especially in education.  Well, with that said, let’s see if the story matches the headlines? The story is about […]

Economic Prospects


How about those numbers?  The United States added a whopping 298,000 new jobs in February beating conventional wisdom by more than 100,000. According to the daily mail, the report from ADP, a global human resources and payroll firm, provides the first hard economic numbers from Donald Trump’s first full month as President. Construction jobs increased […]

Fake News in Education


Recently, Arianna Pickard of the Tulsa World wrote a front page story entitled, “Paycheck Problems.”  The article was based on two surveys conducted by Tulsa Public Schools to get a handle on why employers are resigning. One survey was conducted last summer of teachers who had left and the second survey was of current staff.  […]

Making Education More Affordable


On February 16, Richard Vedder, an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote an opinion article for the Wall Street Journal entitled, “How to  Beat the High Cost of Learning.” The article begins with the question, “How come a college degree is the one thing that never gets cheaper?”  Since 1980, the price of […]

Shriveling on the Vine


You may have read in the Journal Record that Oklahoma must continue to expand its industries beyond the traditional energy sector.  Diversify or shrivel on the vine.  These comments were attributed to Commerce Secretary Deby Snodgrass. The operative word is continue.  Ms. Snodgrass is not known for any recognized economic development skills.  Oklahoma has no […]

The Monopoly Must End


The phrase “No good deed goes unpunished” is attributed to Clare Boothe Luce, who was ambassador to Italy, a playwright and wife of Henry Luce, publisher of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated. It is a fitting testimonial to the efforts of our new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.  Ms. DeVos as Senator Lamar Alexander, […]

Working Through the Process


Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal Saturday column wrote that President Trump has overloaded all circuits.  Everyone, left, right and center, feels the earth is unsteady under their feet.  Too much is happening.  At parties, dinners and gatherings, the decibel level hits the ceiling right away and stays there. Ms. Noonan also says last […]

Keeping His Word


We recall the immortal lines from the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”  Those who came to America’s shores did so legally.  Today there is no pretense of coming legally.  President Obama opened the borders to waves of illegals who came from places where American […]