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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow was the chief political correspondent of commentary, 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

President Trump is shown here in this undated file photo with RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.  (Associated Press/File)  **FILE**

A civil war over Donald Trump and the GOP platform?

It's hard to believe the party of President Donald Trump and Ronna Romney McDaniel can be so out of sync and dysfunctional this late in the game. But, God help us, it does appear so, judging by the way the GOP is handling its official 2020 party platform. Published August 23, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump’s missing DNA

Only desperately lonely people -- and a scattering of special-interest addicts -- read party platforms. Said lonely souls and interest addicts will find no trace of President Trump's DNA in the Republican party platform this year. Published August 16, 2020

Fireworks seen from the Lincoln Memorial explode over the Potomac River for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Our last happy Fourth of July, or just our last period?

Sometimes just when you're feeling up, tears come and take you by surprise. As a happy Fourth of July greeting, my wife and I sent friends the link of The Texas Tenors singing "God Bless the USA." Published July 3, 2020

President Donald Trump listens as others speak about the coronavirus in the Cabinet Room of the White House during a meeting with representatives of American nurses, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It’s the virus, stupid — not the economy

Forget that President Trump brought us record-low unemployment and a growing economy. It's over. Gone. The Donald's re-election now depends completely on earning an "A" for Wuhan-virus leadership. Published March 18, 2020

Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg arrives for a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Nevada debate confirms Mike Bloomberg only credible Trump thumper

President Trump was winning the Democratic presidential nomination debate in Nevada on Wednesday until former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg stopped dodging, weaving and apologizing -- and started punching. Published February 20, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. listen, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats take stage, wave bye-bye

When House Democratic managers tromp to the Senate Wednesday to caterwaul their contempt for President Trump, saddened onlookers will wonder this: Where's the Democratic Party we once knew, and to which some of us once belonged? Published January 19, 2020