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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

Media executive Steve Bannon, who came on board as Donald Trump's campaign CEO in August, had never before managed a 50-state operation. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Experienced political strategists frustrated with Trump's disorganized campaign

Dick Cheney as vice president once told a top aide, "Don't make it hard for me to be your friend." That is just what Donald Trump's campaign has been doing: "making it hard for me and other Republicans I know to be the campaign's friend, even though we have tried and tried," a prestigious policy analyst confided on the eve of the final presidential debate last week. Published October 23, 2016

Donald Trump listens to Hillary Clinton on Sunday during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump, the new 'comeback kid,' 'lives to fight another day'

Donald Trump is the new "comeback kid" to the shock and awe of some -- perhaps many -- of his women defenders who had reservations about his capacity to show discipline in the make-or-break debate with Hillary Clinton in St. Louis Sunday night. Published October 10, 2016

Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence will need to aggressively attack Hillary Clinton's record Tuesday evening to win the debate. (Associated Press)

VP hopefuls must boost top of ticket to win the debate

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's debate tasks Tuesday night are to do what's never been done before: actually help the candidate at the top of their respective party's ticket. Published October 3, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Presidential debate winners and losers

To the probable consternation of his critics, Donald Trump came off as authentic and, compared to Hillary Clinton, the more likable of two much-disliked presidential wannabes in their first head-to-head presidential debate Monday night. Published September 27, 2016

Eisenhower

Like Ike? A Trump presidency could mirror Eisenhower

With swing-state polls reportedly driving some nervous Hillary Clinton supporters to check out housing prices in Canada, attention is turning to what many in both parties thought the impossible — a Donald Trump presidency and what it might look like. Published September 19, 2016

Sean M. Spicer, Chief Strategist & Communications Director for the RNC.

Sean Spicer on loan to Donald Trump's campaign

In an unusual move, Donald Trump's new campaign leadership will have the in-person, on-site help of Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee's chief strategist and communications director. Published August 22, 2016

Democrat Lloyd Bentsen (left) and Republican Dan Quayle in 1988 were relative centrists compared with this year's vice presidential candidates, says the leader of the American Conservative Union. (Associated Press/File)

Vice presidential candidates rank as polar opposites on conservative scale

With voter approval rates for Hillary Clinton averaging a negative 10.9 percentage points and those for Donald Trump at a negative 28.6 percentage points, it's conceivable that their vice presidential choices will tip the scales for undecided voters in November. Published August 15, 2016

Tim LaHaye (left), shown here with co-author Jerry B. Jenkins, was a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction best-sellers. He died Monday in San Diego days after suffering a stroke at age 90. (Associated Press)

Christian leader and author Tim LaHaye dies at 90

Christian leader Tim F. LaHaye, whose 16 blockbuster "Left Behind" novels sold 80 million copies worldwide, died Monday at a San Diego-area hospital after a stroke. He was 90. Published July 25, 2016

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, gavels the convention to order during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reince Priebus must decide whether to enforce Republican pledge

Whether Sen. Ted Cruz's speech here was standing up for principles or simply dissing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to ready himself for 2020, the question now is whether Mr. Priebus will pursue his threat to enforce the pledge Mr. Cruz, Jeb Bush and John Kasich signed to support whoever is the Republican nominee. Published July 21, 2016