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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.

 

Articles by Ralph Z. Hallow

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed Sen. Rand Paul performing better against Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa and Colorado, both swing states, than did Mike Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul tries to balance Iowa's libertarian, evangelical ideals

In the coalition-building exercise that occurs every four years during a Republican presidential race, libertarians and evangelicals have always been wary of each other. Nowhere has that been more obvious than the first-in-the-nation contest state of Iowa, which has given surprising lifts to evangelical favorites such as Pat Robertson and Mike Huckabee over the years. Published April 9, 2015

Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ted Cruz's narrative on Cuba omits father's role fighting for Fidel Castro

Shortly after launching his 2016 presidential bid, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz went on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News for a full hour Monday night where he told the story of how his Cuban-born father, Rafael Cruz, fought against the dictator in charge of Cuba at time, Fulgencio Bautista, more than a half century ago. Published March 24, 2015

M. Stanton Evans

M. Stanton Evans, conservative icon, dead at 80

M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Published March 3, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul's views on foreign policy and national security set him apart from the other Republicans hungering for the presidency. They can be expected to slam him as an isolationist, blind to the harsh realities of the international jungle. But his views of how the U.S. should deal with the world will offer a unique opening to voters who haven't always leaned right. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul's foreign policy roils 2016 race; rivals attack as Obama light

When Republicans still gleeful over their November election wins accused President Obama of waging an unauthorized war against the Islamic State, Sen. Rand Paul marched to a different beat and introduced legislation to give congressional consent to the latest front in the war on terrorism. Published January 28, 2015