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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

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

Carly Fiorina waves after speaking at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker stocks rise after Iowa appearances

For the last several months, the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have dominated the media coverage of the still-nascent contest for the White House. But when the 2016 Republican presidential race roared to life this weekend with twin events in Iowa and Louisiana, two lesser-known contestants left indelible impressions on the GOP faithful. Published January 25, 2015

Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney met with donors Friday, which was seen as a signal that he's ready to compete for the big donors and the key fundraisers who power the establishment wing of the GOP. (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney suddenly being wooed at RNC meeting

It's been a good week so far – and promises to get even better -- for Mitt Romney, according to some Republican National Committee members gathered at their annual winter meeting in San Diego. Published January 14, 2015

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, a protester is arrested by police officers outside government headquarters in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protesters try to surround the headquarters, stepping up their movement for genuine democratic reforms after camping out on the city's streets for more than two months. An electoral pummeling for Taiwan’s pro-Beijing ruling party and a new spike in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have delivered a reality check to Chinese President Xi Jinping just when he was riding a wave of high-profile diplomacy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

RNC flexes foreign policy muscle in looming showdown with China

An increasingly activist Republican National Committee is expected to dive into foreign policy once again with the passage of a resolution Friday to support Hong Kong's recent student-led demonstrations for democracy. Published January 14, 2015

A former Wisconsin Republican Party chairman, Reince Priebus has managed to maintain generally warm acceptance by the 168-member RNC's growing conservative wing as well as by its moderates, who have close ties with the GOP establishment. (Associated Press)

Reince Priebus set to win historic 3rd consecutive term as RNC chair under Democratic president

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is poised to make history. If balloting goes as veteran vote counters expect at the RNC's annual winter meeting in San Diego on Friday, he will win reelection. That will make him the first ever to lead his party's national governing body for three consecutive terms while Democrats held the White House. Published January 13, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the biggest gap among Americans involves faith, not finances. Mr. Huckabee made the observation during an interview with televangelist Jim Bakker in Blue Eye, Mo. The interview will air later this month. (Associated Press)

Mike Huckabee wants to raise $25M by February before deciding on 2016 bid

Mike Huckabee will make sure that he can raise at least $25 million — or even up to $50 million by the first week of February — before declaring for the Republican presidential nomination, the former Arkansas governor told The Washington Times on Sunday. Published January 4, 2015