Selena Zito

Salena Zito is a Main Street national political journalist who offers insights on the American political system, the American public, and prominent political figures and leaders. She is famed for keenly observing during the presidential election cycle that "The press takes (Donald Trump) literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally."
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South Dakota Rocked Again as a Wind Turbine Plant Shuts Its Doors

John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said only months ago that those losing fossil fuel jobs in coal and hydraulic fracturing will find they have a better choice of...

Zito: Where’s the Beef? Thanks to Russian Hackers, It’s Ever Closer to Home

MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- Elaine Noll is standing in front of the cherry white and blue stand for Billy's Country Smokehouse at the local farmers market. Wrapped around her left arm is a...

There Are Deep Roots in These Mountains

SCHOHARIE, New York -- The roots of faith, family, patriotism, dialect and work ethic are a prominent feature here. One of the first modern American presidents to recognize those characteristics here and...

Zito: Kevin McCarthy Wants to Arm His Caucus for 2022 Battle

For Republicans to win back the majority in the House, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said GOP candidates, whether they are incumbents or challengers, must spend time with voters in their communities and...

This Small Town’s Sense of Community Is No Accident

By Salena Zito HOT SPRINGS, Virginia -- Where the tidy brick sidewalks end at the edge of the business district, the carnage was jarring. Two cars had their roofs sheared off. Shattered glass...

U.S. Steel Cancels Billion-Dollar U.S. Investment, in Face of Most Democrats’ Opposition

BRADDOCK, Pennsylvania -- Exactly two years ago, U.S. Steel Corporation announced that the company would turn its Mon Valley Works operations into a key source of lightweight steel for the automotive industry. At...

Zito: Progressives Destroyed Neighborhoods, Cultures; Destruction Continues

PITTSBURGH -- The 2.8-mile-long East Street Valley neighborhood, which once flourished here, sure died hard. Drive, walk or cycle past the remnants of it today, and traces of what used to be are...

Trump Didn’t Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One

PITTSBURGH -- They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities and along the front stoops of inner-city row houses. Whether they say "Trump...

A Union’s Support of Biden Does Little To Save Members’ Jobs in Pennsylvania

ROARING SPRING, Pennsylvania -- When the Appvion Inc. paper mill plant shut its doors for good on April 1, putting 293 people out of work, it marked the first significant manufacturing loss...

Nothing Says ‘America Is Back’ Like Taking Someone’s Job Away

"It's a loss of over 700 jobs for employees and subcontractors to us," said pipeline contractor Marty Jorgensen. "Basically, a thousand jobs per spread if you include TC Energy jobs. This is...

Selena Zito

Salena Zito is a Main Street national political journalist who offers insights on the American political system, the American public, and prominent political figures and leaders. She is famed for keenly observing during the presidential election cycle that "The press takes (Donald Trump) literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally."

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South Dakota Rocked Again as a Wind Turbine Plant Shuts Its Doors

John F. Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said only months ago that those losing fossil fuel jobs in coal and hydraulic fracturing...

Zito: Where’s the Beef? Thanks to Russian Hackers, It’s Ever Closer to Home

MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- Elaine Noll is standing in front of the cherry white and blue stand for Billy's Country Smokehouse at the local farmers...

There Are Deep Roots in These Mountains

SCHOHARIE, New York -- The roots of faith, family, patriotism, dialect and work ethic are a prominent feature here. One of the first modern...

Zito: Kevin McCarthy Wants to Arm His Caucus for 2022 Battle

For Republicans to win back the majority in the House, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said GOP candidates, whether they are incumbents or challengers, must...

This Small Town’s Sense of Community Is No Accident

By Salena Zito HOT SPRINGS, Virginia -- Where the tidy brick sidewalks end at the edge of the business district, the carnage was jarring. Two...

U.S. Steel Cancels Billion-Dollar U.S. Investment, in Face of Most Democrats’ Opposition

BRADDOCK, Pennsylvania -- Exactly two years ago, U.S. Steel Corporation announced that the company would turn its Mon Valley Works operations into a key...

Zito: Progressives Destroyed Neighborhoods, Cultures; Destruction Continues

PITTSBURGH -- The 2.8-mile-long East Street Valley neighborhood, which once flourished here, sure died hard. Drive, walk or cycle past the remnants of it today,...

Trump Didn’t Form a Populist Coalition; He Was the Result of One

PITTSBURGH -- They're still there, planted in front of stately homes in wealthy suburban neighborhoods, on flagpoles in middle-class communities and along the front...

A Union’s Support of Biden Does Little To Save Members’ Jobs in Pennsylvania

ROARING SPRING, Pennsylvania -- When the Appvion Inc. paper mill plant shut its doors for good on April 1, putting 293 people out of...

Nothing Says ‘America Is Back’ Like Taking Someone’s Job Away

"It's a loss of over 700 jobs for employees and subcontractors to us," said pipeline contractor Marty Jorgensen. "Basically, a thousand jobs per spread...