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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Zito: In Pursuit of the Normal

RIDGWAY, Pennsylvania—While outsiders like to say there are more elk than people here in Elk County because of the abundance of the former and the sparse population of the latter, today is...

Zito: The Hypocrisy of the Coca-Cola Co.

In March of last year, days after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed new voting reform legislation, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said, "This legislation is unacceptable. It is a step backwards ......

Zito: It’s the Culture, Stupid

PHILIPSBURG, Pennsylvania—For over a decade, Pat Romano drove past the former Mallard Motel on his way to and from the construction business he owned in town. And the more he saw the...

Zito: Mike Rowe Scholarship Highlights the Lost Virtues of Hard Work and Sweat

LUSBY, Maryland—Tracy Wilson is sitting in the cutest little ranch house in this Calvert County town. It is her dream house—literally her dream house, she explains, as she has had the image...

Zito: The Great COVID Awakening

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri — The half-circle of 13 chairs that framed the statue of President Harry Truman in the heart of the historic Independence Square this past fall was placed there in the...

Zito: The Covenant Between the Main Street Consumer and Big Corporations Is Collapsing

PITTSBURGH—Word travels fast in places like this city's iconic small-business district filled with third- and fourth-generation family-owned businesses, the majority of which are centered on two things: relationships and food. Relationships and food,...

Zito: 2020 Lingers Only for Those Out of Touch With Voters’ March Forward

More than a year after the 2020 presidential election cycle, signs for former President Donald Trump still graced the front lawns of homes across the country. And it wasn't just lawns. Front...

Zito: Does a Seattle-Area Coach Have a Prayer in His Supreme Court Case?

CAMP HILL, Pennsylvania—With 48 seconds to go in a high school football matchup last fall between Cedar Cliff and Cocalico, the game came down to a shootout between the two central Pennsylvania...

Zito: Inflation Is Eating Away at the Heart of America’s Small Businesses

Of the four restaurants Rick McQuaide owns across several counties in Western Pennsylvania, one is barely making a profit, two are losing money and the fourth has been "temporarily" closed for far...

Zito: The Moment Joe Biden Finally Lost His Credibility

If President Joe Biden's disorderly and lethal Afghanistan withdrawal was the moment that fractured voters' regard for him, then his vicious Atlanta speech last week may be the moment that defines his...

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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