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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

ANALYSIS: Palin just the ticket to re-energize GOP base

John McCain, with his no-substitute-for-victory commitment, emerged from the Republican National Convention on Thursday at the helm of a party surprisingly united behind a throaty, aggressive foreign policy and a domestic policy rooted in the common-sense values of Sarah Palin. Published September 5, 2008

'Black hats' keep lookout for troublemakers

Fearing demonstrations from Ron Paul delegates at the Republican National Convention, the party has created a "black-hat" squad to track the Paulites and other potential disrupters. Published September 5, 2008

Evangelical faith drives Palin's pro-Israel view

Sarah Palin displays an Israeli flag in her governor's office in Juneau and attends Protestant evangelical churches that consider the preservation of the state of Israel a biblical imperative. Published September 4, 2008

McCain in talks with Ron Paul for backing

The McCain campaign, acting through the Republican National Committee, has been negotiating with Rep. Ron Paul to win his support of his sympathizers among the 4,607 delegates and alternates at the RNC. Published September 2, 2008

McCain, Palin must sell ticket in St. Paul

ANALYSIS -- Hurricane Gustav already has tossed around the four-day Republican National Convention schedule, but the storm hasn't blown away the convention's real purpose - to give John McCain and Sarah Palin as big a boost in the polls as possible. Published September 1, 2008

GOP official: Storm won't extend convention

The 2008 Republican National Convention will end Thursday, no matter what Hurricane Gustav does to Gulf Coast cities, a senior national Republican official told The Washington Times on Sunday. Published August 31, 2008

Zogby poll puts McCain-Palin in lead

The Sarah Palin pick for running mate about 16 hours after Barack Obama's acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination is a gift John McCain gave to himself that doesn't quit giving, a new Zogby poll shows. Published August 31, 2008

Bush, Cheney to skip GOP convention

The Republican National Convention will go on in a truncated fashion in light of Hurricane Gustav, and without President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Published August 31, 2008

Pro-choice GOP women praise pro-life Palin

Pro-choice Republican women, including one of their movement's best-known leaders, have embraced the strongly pro-life Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCain's choice for running mate. Published August 31, 2008

Key evangelical 'flip-flops' for McCain

A key evangelical leader and foe of John McCain's presidential bid says the Republicans running mate choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has made him a believer. Published August 29, 2008

McCain picks Palin as VP choice

UPDATED — John McCain on Friday picked little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, reassuring anxious social and fiscal conservatives but muting his own attacks on Barack Obama's inexperience. Published August 29, 2008

Ohio GOP head feuding with McCain

In an unprecedented move, a Republican state party chairman has publicly threatened retaliation against the party's certain nominee and the chairman of the national party. Published August 29, 2008

Dems weigh in on McCain's VP options

DENVER -- Speculation about Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick is at a fever pitch, even reaching to the Democratic National Convention here, as top advisers to nominee Barack Obama Thursday spent time trying to dent the armor of some of the leading candidates. Published August 28, 2008

Giuliani warns of union vote

Republicans are aggressively courting blue-collar votes by adding a plank to their policy platform that demands workers retain the right to unionize through secret-ballot elections. One of the party's iconic law-and-order figures warned on Wednesday that Democratic efforts to change the labor voting system would leave workers vulnerable to corruption and intimidation. Published August 28, 2008

GOP panel won't spread out 2012 primaries

MINNEAPOLIS | A plan to head off in 2012 the same kind of presidential-primary bunching that happened this year has crashed, with the national Republican Party's rules panel turning the proposal down Wednesday by a 39-12 vote. Published August 28, 2008

Poll: Obama leads by 5 points in Colorado

EXCLUSIVE -- Barack Obama leads John McCain by five percentage points in Colorado, where Democrats are poised to formally make the Illinois senator their presidential nominee, a just-released Suffolk University poll shows. Published August 26, 2008

GOP platform retains abortion-ban plank

The Republican Party will maintain its call for a constitutional ban on abortion and opposition to same-sex marriage if its platform-writing committee approves a staff-written draft during its formal meetings here on Tuesday and Wednesday. Published August 25, 2008

GOP panel urged to reject call for debt forgiveness

A Republican National Committee member from North Dakota will introduce a resolution at the GOP national platform committee meeting on Tuesday urging GOP lawmakers in Congress to ignore lobbyists for the "ONE Campaign." Published August 25, 2008

Hollywood conservatives to rally for McCain

As Democrats celebrate in Denver next week, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John McCain will be trying to fire up some star power of his own by collecting checks and support from conservatives in Hollywood. Published August 22, 2008

McCain offices evacuated over suspicious letters

A government official said a letter sent to the office of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee near Denver contained powder, but was being treated as a hoax and was believed to have been sent by an inmate at a nearby jail in Arapahoe County. Published August 21, 2008