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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

Jeb Bush may follow Mitt Romney script to 2016 Republican nomination

ANALYSIS: Jeb Bush, the Florida governor, was a darling of the conservative movement who championed tax cuts, pro-growth policies, the end of raced-based college admissions and fiscal discipline in one of the most politically important states in the country. Published December 16, 2014

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to supporters in Nashville, Tenn., after being re-elected Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tenn.'s Haslam likely next head of GOP governors' group

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has emerged as the probable choice to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the outgoing chairman of the Republican Governors Association, The Washington Times has learned. Published November 19, 2014

Saul Anuzis is arranging a junket to China and wants to take other GOP leaders with him. (Associated Press)

Top Republican arranges communist-paid trip to China after RNC rebukes Beijing

Just weeks after the Republican National Committee formally rebuked China, prominent GOP activist Saul Anuzis has been kicking up a firestorm inside his party by soliciting current and former officials to travel with him to Beijing on a junket paid by the communist government there. Published September 7, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is garnering praise by media and some politicians by reaching out to black voters, but some fellow Republicans think his effort is folly. The potential 2016 presidential candidate is taking a big risk by trying to bridge the gap between the party of Abraham Lincoln and a bloc that has overwhelmingly supported Democrats for several decades. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul's pursuit of black voters splits GOP

Rand Paul is courting black voters unabashedly, traveling a path not taken by most Republican presidential hopefuls since Jack Kemp blitzed urban America with his message of economic hope and opportunity two decades ago. Published August 19, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a pet project under investigation for redirecting contributions to Republicans. (Associated Press)

Added intrigue clouds battle between Rick Perry, prosecutor

A tricky back story clouds the decision by a Democratic state prosecutor to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry on an abuse of power charge, apparently in retaliation for the Republican governor's veto of funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption, which could cut both ways in Mr. Perry's expected 2016 bid for the White House. Published August 17, 2014

Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus participates in a panel discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Boston. Priebus says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

GOP official jokes independents shouldn't vote

A member of the Republican National Committee joked this week that people who can't make up their mind which party they belong to probably shouldn't be allowed in the voting booth in the first place. Published August 7, 2014