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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

DeLay: GOP failing to fight criminalization of politics

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has rejoined the fray, regaining his seat on the American Conservative Union/Conservative Political Action Conference board, taking up the sword against the progressiveism of Democrats and battling what the Texan says is the wimpishness of his fellow Republicans. Published March 6, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.) speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (C.P.A.C.) held at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

CPAC to address role of Congress in era of executive power

Thousands of conservative activists descend Thursday on the nation’s capital for three days of discussions, panels, debates and speeches, and there’s a once-unthinkable slate of questions on their agenda. Published March 5, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie rests on a post as he addresses a large gathering Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Middletown, N.J., during a town hall meeting. (Associated Press)

Water under the bridge? Big money haul keeps Christie's leadership role at RGA safe

Chris Christie, still one of the hottest names in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination chase, heads to Washington surprisingly secure in his job as New Jersey governor and in his post as chairman of the 29-member Republican Governors Association — despite the "Bridge-gate" scandal still unfolding back home. Published February 20, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, center, and Florida National Committeewoman and RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day, third from right, introduce Conservative Activist Alison Howard, left, Cabinet Aide to Florida's CFO Chelsi Henry, second from left, New Mexico State Representative Monica Youngblood, third from left, Arizona State Senator Kimberly Yee, second from right, and CRNC Naitonal Chair Alex Smith, right, as the GOP's rising stars at the Republican National Committee's annual winter meeting, Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 23, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Republicans move to change timing of primaries, convention as 2016 looms

Republicans are moving this week to confront some of their biggest problems from 2012, including changing their primary and convention schedules to gain a fundraising advantage and highlighting rising women within their party — a demographic they struggled with in the last presidential election. Published January 23, 2014

** FILE ** In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, Oklahoma Congressman-elect Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, gestures as he speaks in Tulsa, Okla. While Oklahoma's four House and Senate veterans, who have a combined 60 years of legislative experience, typically follow their leaders, two freshmen House members, Bridenstine and Markwayne Mullin, have emerged as a new breed. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Just 25% self ID as Republican; independents soar to record 42%

The number of Americans shedding the Republican label to become independents is exploding. The solution, political strategists suggest, may lie in party leaders' ability to return to core values that distinguish Republicans from Democrats on everything from spending to personal freedom. Published January 8, 2014

** FILE ** In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, pro-life advocates march past the Capitol during the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

EXCLUSIVE: Republicans set to deliver big statement on abortion

EXCLUSIVE: In an unprecedented show of opposition to abortion, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is delaying the start of the party's annual winter meeting so he and other committee members can join the March for Life on the National Mall, The Washington Times has learned. Published January 5, 2014

ON THE HUNT: Dan Schneider, who has helped officials fill key federal positions, said, "I looked for the most aggressive, effective conservatives who will fight against the Obama agenda within the belly of Obama's federal beast." (Sean Sheridan/American Conservative Union)

New ACU director takes aim at debt, poverty, big government

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The American Conservative Union's newly named executive director is setting an ambitious strategy, hoping to motivate and provide tools to conservatives that will help them reverse the growth of government, the mounting national debt and the spreading poverty he believes threaten the foundation of America's freedoms. Published December 16, 2013

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. (Image provided by Ralph Z. Hallow)

GOP governors lay out own agenda with Washington gridlocked

In the absence of a clear agenda from a Congress widely labeled as dysfunctional, Republican governors used their annual meeting to identify broad policies they believe the nation needs to embrace, ranging from education, public employee-pension and tax reform to regulatory relief, transportation and energy infrastructure. Published November 21, 2013