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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

McCain advisers defend Palin

Top advisers and aides to John McCain's campaign are going on the record to defend Sarah Palin from the barrage of anonymous accusations, particularly since the election. Published November 10, 2008

McCain aides deny discord with Palin

Two top aides with the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain have denied the anonymous accusations circulating in the press about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate's vice-presidential pick Published November 8, 2008

At 'rock bottom,' GOP choosing leaders

After a second election with big losses and no heir apparent, the Republican Party is looking for a messenger, House Republicans are girding for a leadership battle and relieved senators are standing pat after losing at least five seats. Published November 6, 2008

GOP ponders path of return

After a flubbed response to Hurricane Katrina, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, several corruption cases and a mangled economy, the Republican Party found itself Tuesday in a damp, earthy pit it had been digging for years. Climbing back out and shedding its label of incompetence may not be easy. Published November 5, 2008

All eyes on Pennsylvania as bellwether of McCain's fate

The political pros say they'll be watching to see whether Pennsylvania goes red Tuesday - if so, Sen. John McCain might pull off one of the greatest comebacks in political history and be on his way to the White House. Published November 4, 2008

McCain camp irks GOP leaders in key states

Republican Party leaders from several states have begun privately voicing reservations about McCain strategies and the campaign's failure to return phone calls or respond to suggestions and offers of volunteer support. Published October 28, 2008

Libertarian Barr says he scares McCain

Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr says Republicans are so afraid that he will spoil things for Sen. John McCain that the Republican presidential nominee is shadowing him, scheduling appearances in battleground states to match Mr. Barr's own campaign events. Published October 21, 2008

Main Street, Wall Street share blame

For every "greedy" Wall Street banker, there were millions of Main Street Americans willing to live beyond their means. Published October 5, 2008

Debate showing key for Palin's campaign

The Palin-Biden contest Thursday night in St. Louis may be the most intensely followed fight since the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Published October 2, 2008

National Review endorses Obama -- NOT

That National Review editor-in-chief Wick Allison endorsed Barack Obama for president was all over the Internet for a few hours on Wednesday. It was also the most misreported story in recent memory. Published October 1, 2008

Bailout political grist for challengers

Challengers are beginning to hammer congressional incumbents for backing Wall Street moguls over Main Street taxpayers in the evolving investment-industry bailout effort. Published September 26, 2008

Conservatives balking at Wall Street bailout

Rarely have Republican lawmakers - and especially the best conservative brains among them - been so openly rebellious against their own leadership in Congress and so critical of a GOP administration as they have been during the current financial debacle. Published September 24, 2008

Poll: Nevada voters blame GOP for bailouts

A large plurality of likely voters in Nevada blame Republicans for the government having to spend $700 billion or more in taxpayer money to bail out the U.S. financial system, a new poll conducted by Suffolk University shows. Published September 22, 2008

SEC chairman rebuke distances McCain from Bush

John McCain on Thursday found yet another way to separate himself from President Bush, this time by throwing fellow Republican Christopher Cox under his Straight Talk Express for not regulating Wall Street enough as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Published September 19, 2008

Republican ticket builds up in key swing state

Voter trust in Sen. John McCain and enthusiasm for running mate Gov. Sarah Palin have vaulted the Republican presidential ticket into a slight lead in the crucial battleground state of Ohio, according to a new poll. Published September 16, 2008

'Values voters' eye a leader in Palin as others fade

Gov. Sarah Palin has seemingly overnight become the leading candidate for future leader of the conservative movement in the nation - regardless of whether she and running mate Sen. John McCain capture the White House in November. Published September 12, 2008

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