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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

Republican leaders push broader appeal

Prominent Republican leaders say the party risks being viewed as a Southern-only bloc and must emulate Democrats' successful effort to compete in every state. Published January 16, 2009

Anuzis, Dawson favored to head RNC

Incumbent Mike Duncan probably will get the most first-ballot votes for election as Republican National Committee chairman, but eventual victory likely will go to one of the other two RNC members running for the post in the election scheduled for Jan. 30. Published January 8, 2009

Conservatives scrap straw poll for RNC chairman

A straw poll that could have influenced the outcome of an upcoming election for Republican National Committee chairman slammed into a wall of unexpected opposition Monday, largely with the help of supporters of former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, several participants in a meeting of a rump group of RNC members said. Published January 7, 2009

Steele, Blackwell shine at RNC forum

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, an accomplished speaker, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, not well known for dazzling performances, each repeatedly drew sustained applause and appreciative laughter during Monday´s debate among the six candidates for the Republican National Committee chairman post. Published January 6, 2009

Conservatives back Blackwell for RNC

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has won the backing of some of America's best-known conservatives in his bid to become Republican National Committee chairman. Published January 5, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: RNC draft rips Bush's bailouts

Republican Party officials are sponsoring a resolution opposing the resort to "socialist" means to save capitalism - namely, the fall bailout signed in to law by none other than President Bush. Published December 30, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: No-bailout movement emerges at RNC

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Party officials say they will try next month to pass a resolution accusing President Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing socialist policies, underscoring deep dissension within the party at the end of Mr. Bush's administration. Published December 29, 2008

No-bailout resolution percolates at RNC

In what would amount to a slap in the face to a sitting Republican president and the party's Senate and House leaders, national GOP officials, including the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, are sponsoring a resolution opposing the resort to "socialist" means to save capitalism. Published December 29, 2008

GOP power struggle starts

A power struggle that will determine the future leadership of the Republican Party has broken into the open as dissatisfied Republican leaders pushed for a meeting early next month that they hope will be the first step toward ending Washington-based control of the party. Published December 26, 2008

Weyrich cast long shadow in conservatism

When Free Congress Foundation President Paul M. Weyrich arrived in Washington in the 1960s, he found the conservative movement existed mainly in the imagination of right-wing intellectuals. But he changed all that. Published December 19, 2008

Blackwell's RNC bid gains steam

Texas Republican Party Chairman Tina Benkiser has teamed up with Ohio´s Ken Blackwell in the contest to lead the Republican National Committee over the next two years. Published December 17, 2008

Duncan wants to keep RNC chairmanship

Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan has officially announced his bid for a second term and is willing to consider naming a general chairman to serve as the "face of the party," he told The Washington Times on Wednesday. Published December 11, 2008

Blackwell dives into race to head RNC

Ken Blackwell, a former U.N. ambassador and former Ohio secretary of state, has become the second black man to plunge into the heated contest for Republican National Committee chairman, The Washington Times has learned. Published December 7, 2008

Conservatives' panel to vet RNC hopefuls

In a highly unusual move, 37 self-identified conservatives on the 168-member Republican National Committee have formed a group to vet candidates for the $200,300-a-year, elected post of Republican national chairman, The Washington Times has learned. Published December 3, 2008

Steele meeting resistance in bid for RNC post

Republicans, reeling from another election defeat, have taken to arguing over whether their national leader should come from the elected ranks of the Republican National Committee or be a political celebrity such as former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele. Published November 27, 2008

Wildmon weighs in on RNC chief post

A prominent evangelical leader has intervened in the fray for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee on behalf on one of the contenders and questioned the moral commitment of one of the best-known contenders for the nationally prominent job. Published November 20, 2008

Gingrich fades as likely next RNC chairman, sources say

GOP governors and state party chairmen say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be a leading Republican spokesman but not as its national chairman, a post likely to be filled by someone from within the ranks of the 168-member Republican National Committee. Published November 18, 2008

Palin: GOP's free spending caused loss

Sarah Palin, the spotlight-grabbing star at the gathering of Republican governors, Thursday said carefree spending cost Republicans at the polls, but the party has been loyal to core issues that will win back voters. Published November 14, 2008

GOP to file suit to undo McCain rules

EXCLUSIVE: The Republican Party will file federal lawsuits Thursday seeking to overthrow the McCain-Feingold federal campaign finance regulations, the Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan revealed. Published November 13, 2008