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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow, 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

New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly talks with President Donald Trump after being privately sworn in during a ceremony in the Oval Office, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Gen. Kelly sends all the right signals

We have just seen John Kelly in action for the first time as President Trump's chief of staff. The retired four-star Marine Corps general turned commandant of the West Wing is looking good. Published July 31, 2017

This image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, shows what was said to be North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, center, applauding after the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM, in North Korea's northwest. (KRT via AP Video)

Take out Kim? Sure. Here's how

Whether those are war clouds forming far across the sea depends on how close that July 4 missile test by Kim Jong-un has come to crossing the line for President Trump. Published July 7, 2017

A woman takes photos at a Fourth of July display of flags Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Merriam, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

4th of July -- What this day is all about

Let's start by saying, here's to all of you, enjoying your favorite 5th (750 ml) on this grand 4th, or teetotaling your favorite liquid, or having a family ice-cream eating contest in celebration of this incredible anniversary. Published July 4, 2017

Marc Short White House Director of Legislative Affairs for President Donald Trump, left, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 5, 2017, before ceremony to announce the Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'Marc Who?' for Trump chief spokesman (Don't sell him Short)

You probably never heard of him before, but Marc Short is that balding guy who was on Fox News on Sunday. The event was a bit strange, in the sense that it was the first TV appearance in his long political-managerial career. Published July 2, 2017

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican (Associated Press) **FILE**

GOP was never anti-Russia

Politico, the online anti-Trump truncheon, has once again dived off the deep end into an empty pool, this time by deifying a GOP congressman for fighting against President Trump's supposed reversal of the GOP's anti-Russia "philosophy." Published June 27, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Donald rides again

The Donald is back, and he's keeping the Democrats up at night as they try to find a way back into American politics. Published June 22, 2017

Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

Fox may have in Hilton and populism the cure for its ratings woes

Hallelujah. An exceptionally entertaining and intelligent Sunday evening program -- "The Next Revolution" -- has debuted on the Fox News network. A blued-eyed bald man in T-shirt and sport coat is the host. His name is Steve Hilton Published June 5, 2017

President Donald Trump stands next to the podium after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump has changed climate for vulnerable Republicans, too

Elected swing-district Republicans are generally considered vulnerable to even the merest whiff of unorthodoxy on climate change. But they and the assembled conservative and GOP and activists, pollsters, consultants and donors were almost overly upbeat about the Trump Paris pullout. Published June 2, 2017

In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the third hole during the final round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament in Nassau, Bahamas. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Media love to tear people down

Maybe it's that Tiger Woods played golf with President Trump and didn't bash him afterward. Published June 1, 2017