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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

National Review endorses Obama -- NOT

That National Review editor-in-chief Wick Allison endorsed Barack Obama for president was all over the Internet for a few hours on Wednesday. It was also the most misreported story in recent memory. Published October 1, 2008

Bailout political grist for challengers

Challengers are beginning to hammer congressional incumbents for backing Wall Street moguls over Main Street taxpayers in the evolving investment-industry bailout effort. Published September 26, 2008

Conservatives balking at Wall Street bailout

Rarely have Republican lawmakers - and especially the best conservative brains among them - been so openly rebellious against their own leadership in Congress and so critical of a GOP administration as they have been during the current financial debacle. Published September 24, 2008

Poll: Nevada voters blame GOP for bailouts

A large plurality of likely voters in Nevada blame Republicans for the government having to spend $700 billion or more in taxpayer money to bail out the U.S. financial system, a new poll conducted by Suffolk University shows. Published September 22, 2008

SEC chairman rebuke distances McCain from Bush

John McCain on Thursday found yet another way to separate himself from President Bush, this time by throwing fellow Republican Christopher Cox under his Straight Talk Express for not regulating Wall Street enough as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Published September 19, 2008

Republican ticket builds up in key swing state

Voter trust in Sen. John McCain and enthusiasm for running mate Gov. Sarah Palin have vaulted the Republican presidential ticket into a slight lead in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, according to a new poll. Published September 16, 2008

'Values voters' eye a leader in Palin as others fade

Gov. Sarah Palin has seemingly overnight become the leading candidate for future leader of the conservative movement in the nation - regardless of whether she and running mate Sen. John McCain capture the White House in November. Published September 12, 2008

ANALYSIS: Palin just the ticket to re-energize GOP base

John McCain, with his no-substitute-for-victory commitment, emerged from the Republican National Convention on Thursday at the helm of a party surprisingly united behind a throaty, aggressive foreign policy and a domestic policy rooted in the common-sense values of Sarah Palin. Published September 5, 2008

'Black hats' keep lookout for troublemakers

Fearing demonstrations from Ron Paul delegates at the Republican National Convention, the party has created a "black-hat" squad to track the Paulites and other potential disrupters. Published September 5, 2008

Evangelical faith drives Palin's pro-Israel view

Sarah Palin displays an Israeli flag in her governor's office in Juneau and attends Protestant evangelical churches that consider the preservation of the state of Israel a biblical imperative. Published September 4, 2008

McCain in talks with Ron Paul for backing

The McCain campaign, acting through the Republican National Committee, has been negotiating with Rep. Ron Paul to win his support of his sympathizers among the 4,607 delegates and alternates at the RNC. Published September 2, 2008

McCain, Palin must sell ticket in St. Paul

ANALYSIS -- Hurricane Gustav already has tossed around the four-day Republican National Convention schedule, but the storm hasn't blown away the convention's real purpose - to give John McCain and Sarah Palin as big a boost in the polls as possible. Published September 1, 2008

GOP official: Storm won't extend convention

The 2008 Republican National Convention will end Thursday, no matter what Hurricane Gustav does to Gulf Coast cities, a senior national Republican official told The Washington Times on Sunday. Published August 31, 2008

Zogby poll puts McCain-Palin in lead

The Sarah Palin pick for running mate about 16 hours after Barack Obama's acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination is a gift John McCain gave to himself that doesn't quit giving, a new Zogby poll shows. Published August 31, 2008

Bush, Cheney to skip GOP convention

The Republican National Convention will go on in a truncated fashion in light of Hurricane Gustav, and without President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Published August 31, 2008

Pro-choice GOP women praise pro-life Palin

Pro-choice Republican women, including one of their movement's best-known leaders, have embraced the strongly pro-life Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCain's choice for running mate. Published August 31, 2008

Key evangelical 'flip-flops' for McCain

A key evangelical leader and foe of John McCain's presidential bid says the Republicans running mate choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made him a believer. Published August 29, 2008

McCain picks Palin as VP choice

UPDATED — John McCain on Friday picked little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, reassuring anxious social and fiscal conservatives but muting his own attacks on Barack Obama's inexperience. Published August 29, 2008

Ohio GOP head feuding with McCain

In an unprecedented move, a Republican state party chairman has publicly threatened retaliation against the party's certain nominee and the chairman of the national party. Published August 29, 2008