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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

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., defends Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Tom Williams/Pool Photo via AP)

Sen. Lindsey Graham to Trump: Make Nov. 6 about Kavanaugh's honor

Sen. Lindsey Graham's brilliance is on display again. He says President Trump can make the November congressional elections about restoring Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's good name if the Senate, with its 51-49 Republican majority, fails to confirm his Supreme Court nomination by one vote. Published October 2, 2018

Serena Williams talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos after being defeated by Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

What Trump and Serena Williams have in common

You can understand why President Trump may sometimes feel that hostile extraterrestrials already have landed and taken over all but one major TV network and much of what we used to call the "print" media. Published September 10, 2018

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, takes notes as the Senate Judiciary Committee members make opening statements during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tweet this about Kavanaugh's tormentors, Mr. President

President Trump, if your consternation at Tuesday's Senate spectacle needs further expression, you might tweet a thank you to Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, and a Bronx cheer to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat. Published September 4, 2018

In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., greets the audience as he arrives to deliver a speech in Singapore. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Why John McCain lies in state at the rotunda

John McCain was no saint. He didn't have to be in order to have, upon his passing this week, his body lie in state, first at the Arizona capitol's rotunda and then at the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Published August 30, 2018

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife, Casey, at an election party after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The 'uh oh' embedded in Ron DeSantis' Florida win

Uh oh. Republicans who think the nomination for Florida governor of Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee's leftist black mayor, was suicide for Democrats should think again. Published August 29, 2018

Then-CIA Director John Brennan responds to a question as he speaks at the Global Security Forum 2015, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Finally, Trump puts the disgraceful John Brennan on the clearance rack

Sorry it took you so long, Mr. President, but that you finally got around to yanking the security clearance of ex-Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan is music to the ears of millions of Americans long fed up with his disgracing of U.S. intelligence and of the nation. Published August 15, 2018

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves next to Chinese President Xi Jinping after attending a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing's influence over its neighbor may be overstated. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Trump, fists cocked, storms NATO, jabs allies and China

President Trump, fists cocked, landed Tuesday at the NATO summit in Brussels with an America-First determination the likes of which allies from Germany's Angela Merkel to Britain's Theresa May and U.S. foes such as China's Xi Jinping have never experienced -- or expected -- from a U.S. leader. Published July 10, 2018

Members of the armed services stand among flags prior to the national anthem as part of "Salute to Service" during an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Our patriotic songs display America's difference from Britain

Looking for another point of pride on our nation's 242nd birthday? Well, unlike the patriotic compositions of our mother country Great Britain, our paeans to our native or adoptive land do not presume a haughty superiority over other peoples and lands. Published July 4, 2018

In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sentosa Island in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The deal is what Trump does

If the always eloquent President John F. Kennedy, a suave and mannered Democrat, was around today and said what you're about to read, I suspect the distinguished members of our Fourth Estate would ask not what they could do for his words. The press would ask how it could quote his words more often every hour of every day. Published June 13, 2018

The Barbara Bush I remember

From a first-floor window in the family's summer home on Walker's Point, Barbara Bush spied me standing bemused, shivering and overcoat-less. Published April 18, 2018