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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

French far-right presidential candidate Marine le Pen delivers a speech, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris. French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president ever on Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France's place as a central pillar of the European Union. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Le Pen loss may be preferred outcome for Trump

Whoever Marine Le Pen really is, she suffered a crushing 30 percentage-point defeat in France's presidential election on Sunday at the hands of a man named Emanuel Macron. Published May 7, 2017

In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United's tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) **FILE**

United Airlines and the golden age of airline deregulation

Blame Islamist terrorists and, yes, government airline deregulation for United Airlines' thuggish and bloody assault on a passenger on April 10. (Let the record show that for a decade I editorialized for deregulation and still think, within rational limits - I want a Food and Drug Administration -- the freer the markets the better for consumers and society in general.) Published April 13, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., right, takes his notes as he and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walk away following a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Call the Ryan-McCarthy bill to replace Obamacare what it is -- abominable

Congressional Republican leadership has stepped in it again -- big time. As a proposed replacement for Obamacare, the GOP leadership revealed a plan, eight years in the making, that replaces Obamacare entitlements with GOP entitlements. Call it "Abominable Care." Published March 7, 2017

How Reince Priebus led Donald Trump to victory

At noon on Friday, Reince Priebus, the longest-serving Republican National Committee chairman in history, will officially assume a far more powerful post: White House chief of staff, with 24/7 direct access to the 45th president. Published January 19, 2017

Former CIA director retired Gen. David Petraeus (left) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are contenders for secretary of state in the Trump administration. (Associated Press photographs)

Trump team struggles with secretary of state selection

Republicans, including early supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, are shaking their heads over the difficulty the transition team is having in coming up with a selection for the most coveted job in Washington after president: secretary of state. Published November 28, 2016

RNC Chair Reince Priebus will get his due thanks for being instrumental in Donald Trump's election as the president-elect nominated him for chief of staff. (Associated Press)

Priebus earns his just reward with chief of staff nod

No president-elect in recent memory has so warmly and publicly embraced his party's national chairman as Donald Trump hugged Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in the wee hours after Tuesday's stunning election victory. Published November 13, 2016