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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow was 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

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

GOP looking for new ‘face’

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is not ruling out a future White House bid, is one of the Republican governors gathering here to plot a way back to the White House and a congressional majority - and to search for a national party face to spar with the incoming Obama administration. Published November 12, 2008

Gingrich, Steele duel for RNC job

A behind-the-scenes battle to take the reins of the Republican National Committee is taking off between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele. Published November 11, 2008

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