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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

HALLOW: Gramm 'jumped,' not pushed, from McCain campaign

According to a McCain campaign official, "someone at the highest level of the campaign - not Mr. McCain himself - said to Phil Gramm, 'You don't need to do that, Phil,'" But Mr. Gramm didn't want to be deterred. Published July 20, 2008

Small business picks VP favorites

The nation's small-business owners, in the dumps over the economy, want Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as vice presidential candidates on their respective party's presidential ticket this fall, a new poll shows. Published July 16, 2008

Democrats beating GOP at their own game: Spin

The Democrats are showing how good they have become at a traditionally Republican strength - rapid media response, jumping on the slightest gaffe by Republicans to dominate the news cycle with unfavorable coverage of the other party. Published July 15, 2008

Gramm pins GOP identity problems on Bush

A McCain campaign chairmen blames the president and Republicans in Congress for damaging the party brand, but promises that the presidential candidate will soon announce the most comprehensive economic plan "ever." Published July 10, 2008

Carly Fiorina lauds McCain insurgency

Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina, a senior adviser to John McCain, on Monday said the Arizona Republican's presidential campaign is "doing pretty darned well" for being outraised, outspent and outstaffed. Published July 8, 2008

McCain shakes up staff

Sen. John McCain tweaked his campaign Wednesday by elevating aide Steve Schmidt to oversee day-to-day operations, in a move to give his presidential bid the stability and direction that many in his party feared were lacking. Published July 3, 2008

Senator's vision of 'American way'

After growing up seeing how the rest of the world works, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is eager to export "the American way." Published June 24, 2008

Judiciary issue fuels McCain skeptics

Republican presidential candidates have long rallied the party's base by warning against a federal judiciary filled with liberal appointments, but many conservative pundits doubt that will work well for Sen. John McCain. Published June 23, 2008

Top GOP fundraiser signals fight for seats

The Senate Republicans' top fundraiser Thursday said he is telling colleagues this is a bad year for members of his party to be up for election. Published June 13, 2008

Tancredo dedicated to immigration issue

Tom Tancredo donned his bulletproof vest last year and hit the campaign trail expressly to get his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination - and the voters - to make illegal immigration a real, rather than rhetorical, priority. Published May 29, 2008

McCain courts top conservatives

NEW ORLEANS — Sen. John McCain yesterday got mixed reviews from some of the conservative movement's top donors and leaders after he addressed — and then took questions from — members of the secretive Council for National Policy. Published March 8, 2008

Conservatives' first lady sparked pro-family effort

ST. LOUIS -- Few living Americans have done as much to shape the nation's direction as Phyllis Schlafly, who is arguably the most important woman in American political history. Published October 7, 2005