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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

Protesters hold up signs during a rally supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, outside the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. President Donald Trump's administration will "wind down" a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Tuesday, calling the Obama administration's program "an unconstitutional exercise of authority." ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

America's second Civil War

The U.S. is in the middle of a second civil war. On one side are Americans who think we have a unique, enviable and exemplary culture. On the other side are sanctuary city mayors, their supporters everywhere, and Democrats who desire diversity ahead of assimilation. Published September 5, 2017

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson stunned viewers by saying, "The president speaks for himself, Chris." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Tillerson is a patriot -- and a swamp denizen

You might think if Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson were an honorable-though-displeased Cabinet officer, he would have it out in private with his boss, the president of the United States, and then resign, absent a meeting of the minds. Published August 29, 2017

Bedminister, we have a problem

Your typical dictator of a small country might as well be a mouse for all the notice the world pays, unless two things happen. Published August 10, 2017

In this undated photo of a group of immigrants, who arrived at Ellis Island in New York, wait in line to begin immigration proceedings. Senior White House aide Stephen Miller told reporters Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, that the poem written by Emma Lazarus about the "huddled masses" is not part of the original Statue of Liberty. Miller says the Statue of Liberty is a "symbol of American liberty lighting the world" and suggested the statue had little to do with immigrants. The National Park Services says Lazarus' sonnet depicts the statue as a symbol of immigration and opportunity. (AP Photo/File)

What's un-American about putting skilled foreigners first in line? Nothing

If you can flash a college diploma, boast a skill that promotes our national interests, mouth English with credible clarity, and have a job awaiting you in, say, Cleveland, immigration officials will greet you with thumbs up and a smile. George W. Bush tried to add merit as an immigration criterion in 2007. Published August 9, 2017

A man watches a TV news program showing photos published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea's "Pukguksong-2" missile launch and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. In an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Sunday in its first such test of the year. The letters read "Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles developed for ground use." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Three big deals to try to curb Kim's nukes obsession

China's foreign minister said Saturday his government has urged North Korea to stop with its nuclear weapons program that threatens to spark a murderous rumble in Northeast Asia. Published August 6, 2017

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