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: COVID-19 Allowed Too Many to Pervert Their Power

STRAFFORD, Pennsylvania — For the first couple of weeks in December, a tiny, bare tulip tree, common in Appalachia, grows on the trail that hugs Turtle Creek and the eye of passersby....

Salena Zito: How ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Became a Swipe at Joe Biden—And National Media

GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania — The "Let's Go Brandon" message on the Hoods Up Quick Lube sign was up for four days, but it was long enough for the owners to make their point. Ever...

Zito: America’s Outdoor Awakening, Thanks to MeatEater’s Approach to the Movement

BOZEMAN, Montana -- Steven Rinella has a very hard time sitting still. This is not just an observation. It is, he says, what makes him who he is. "I was born with this...

Zito: How Inflation Is Squeezing Working American Families at Christmas

BROWNSVILLE, Pennsylvania -- Just before 10 a.m., cars begin pulling into the parking lot of the Country Thrift Market, a sprawling former grocery store 40 miles from Pittsburgh. Normally, folks in the area...

Zito: Maryland Voters Send a Warning Shot to Democrats

OLD TOWN, Maryland — This ancient colonial town nestled along the north branch of the Potomac River could not be more different from the upscale suburbs of Chevy Chase located much closer...

Zito: Is the Rift Between the Public and the C-Suites Permanent?

HANNIBAL, Missouri — During a visit here in 1882, Mark Twain wrote to his wife Olivia of the rush of sentiments he experienced returning to the town of his childhood. "I have spent...

Zito: Wake Up, Progressives: You’re Lucky to Have Kyrsten Sinema

Brian Murray knows just how fierce an opponent Arizona's Sen. Kyrsten Sinema can be. The Republican strategist saw his candidate lose to Democrat Sinema in their 2012 race for the House. Calling the...

Zito: Podcaster Explores Overlooked Rural Culture

ARKANSAS -- Clay Newcomb is on a personal mission to explore things forgotten in a digital world that moves past people and experiences at the speed of light. He revels in places,...

Zito: The Voters Revolt Against Our Cultural Curators, Again

PITTSBURGH — On the morning of Election Day in western Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf mentioned on a local radio show that his wife had submitted his mail-in ballot for him—a direct...

Zito: Pennsylvania Leapt Further Right on Election Night

ERIE, Pennsylvania — Voters in the Keystone State, as in Virginia, took Tuesday's election as an opportunity to rebut Democrats' overreach. Driven by the loudest voices in their national party toward issues of...

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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