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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

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Hawks rip Trump for keeping America at work, not war

First, take a deep breath. Now take a look at the Wall Street Journal. The otherwise fine newspaper editorially on Saturday blasted President Trump. For what? For not killing Iranians and blowing up Iranian targets to show how super our American power is. Published June 24, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Washington. Trump declared Thursday that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone but suggested it was an accident rather than a strategic error.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, true to his himself, shoots down his Iran warhawks

President Trump's shocking statement that Iran probably didn't mean to shoot down our $110 million spy drone sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats into a state of consternation -- which now becomes the 12th battleground state. Published June 21, 2019

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H., Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Why old Joe Biden this time won't work (tempus fugit)

OK, I say this with trepidation because age is the third rail of polite discourse: Joe Biden as a 2020 presidential nomination candidate at this point in early 2019 looks, well, ancient. Published May 16, 2019

Foreign investigators examine wreckage at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines had issued no new updates on the crash as of late afternoon Tuesday as families around the world waited for answers, while a global team of investigators began picking through the rural crash site. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Boeing and the FAA: Crossing the risk line

One possible not-so-pleasant impression is that a Republican congressman sounded as if he was reading Federal Aviation Administration talking points written by the Boeing public affairs staff. We're talking about Rep. Sam Graves, the House Transportation Committee's ranking Republican member. Published March 13, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., delivers her inaugural address following her swearing-in ceremony at the Renaissance School for Musical Theater and Technology in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

A bird? A plane? No, it's AOC!

That dazzling light streaking through the Democratic firmament is AOC on her way to being the Democrats' 2020 presidential-nomination queen-maker. Published March 7, 2019