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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

Limbaugh steals CPAC spotlight

If there were a correlation between crowd-pleasing and winning the presidency, then the 2012 Republican presidential nominee would be either former House Speaker Newt Gingrich or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Published March 1, 2009

CPAC expecting a big turnout

Conservatives expect their largest turnout ever for the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, despite the Republicans' recent electoral batterings, the economic free fall that began under a Republican administration and only one Republican senator's having scored a perfect 100 in the American Conservative Union's just-released ratings. Published February 26, 2009

Steele: GOP needs 'hip-hop' makeover

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an "off the hook" public relations effort to attract young blacks and Hispanics by applying the party's principles to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings." Published February 19, 2009

Obama hit for comment on teachers

President Obama's blunt but little-noted statement last week that bad teachers need to be fired and that some fellow Democrats resist real change in public schools has jolted educators and education critics alike. Published February 16, 2009

Steele to take 'a fresh look' at RNC

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele has summoned members of his transition team to a dinner Thursday and to a meeting at the Republican National Committee's Washington headquarters Friday, transition team members told The Washington Times. Published February 5, 2009

Steele reassures GOP's right flank

Michael S. Steele, whose sixth-ballot victory Friday made him the first black leader of the Republican Party, immediately began mending fences within the Republican National Committee and showing conservative leadership muscle. Published February 1, 2009

Steele wins GOP chairmanship

Amid prolonged cheering, clapping and foot-stamping by an unusually demonstrative and excited throng of Republican officials, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele on Friday became the first black chairman of the party's national governing body. Published January 31, 2009

Steele elected as RNC chairman

Amid prolonged cheering, clapping and foot-stamping by a throng of Republican officials, former Maryland Gov. Michael S. Steele on Friday became the first black chairman of the party's national governing body. Published January 30, 2009

'Dirtiest ever' race for RNC chairman

The six-man race for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee has devolved into the dirtiest - and most closely watched - in recent history. Published January 29, 2009

Gingrich urges GOP to fight Geithner

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is challenging Senate Republicans to take on President Obama's nomination of Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary. Published January 20, 2009

Republican leaders push broader appeal

Prominent Republican leaders say the party risks being viewed as a Southern-only bloc and must emulate Democrats' successful effort to compete in every state. Published January 16, 2009

Anuzis, Dawson favored to head RNC

Incumbent Mike Duncan probably will get the most first-ballot votes for election as Republican National Committee chairman, but eventual victory likely will go to one of the other two RNC members running for the post in the election scheduled for Jan. 30. Published January 8, 2009

Conservatives scrap straw poll for RNC chairman

A straw poll that could have influenced the outcome of an upcoming election for Republican National Committee chairman slammed into a wall of unexpected opposition Monday, largely with the help of supporters of former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, several participants in a meeting of a rump group of RNC members said. Published January 7, 2009

Steele, Blackwell shine at RNC forum

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, an accomplished speaker, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, not well known for dazzling performances, each repeatedly drew sustained applause and appreciative laughter during Monday´s debate among the six candidates for the Republican National Committee chairman post. Published January 6, 2009

Conservatives back Blackwell for RNC

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has won the backing of some of America's best-known conservatives in his bid to become Republican National Committee chairman. Published January 5, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: RNC draft rips Bush's bailouts

Republican Party officials are sponsoring a resolution opposing the resort to "socialist" means to save capitalism - namely, the fall bailout signed in to law by none other than President Bush. Published December 30, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: No-bailout movement emerges at RNC

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Party officials say they will try next month to pass a resolution accusing President Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing socialist policies, underscoring deep dissension within the party at the end of Mr. Bush's administration. Published December 29, 2008