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: What Biden Doesn’t Understand About War

GETTYSBURG -- On an overcast day, the national park that has preserved the history of one of the bloodiest and most significant battles of the American Civil War is filled with people...

Zito: In South Dakota, the Road Signs Lead To the Wall

WALL, South Dakota -- Everything about Wall Drug, arguably the most iconic and long-lasting drugstore in America, exemplifies a doggedness. It took persistence to not only survive, but also thrive against insurmountable...

Zito: Trevor Donovan’s Approach to Hollywood and Celebrity Is a Much-Needed Throwback

INDIANA, Pennsylvania -- When you cross the street in the downtown of this borough, located in a county that shares its name, you're in for a reminder that it's a wonderful life....

The American Labor Crisis Has Hit All the Small Businesses on This One Street

PITTSBURGH -- It's 4:30 in the morning, and Raymond Mikesell's alarm has gone off. Within an hour, as the first rays of pink and orange morning light reflect off the skyscrapers in the...

Zito: The Everett Railroad Brings Back the Magic of the Steam Engine

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania—If you were the president of a railroad 100 years ago, you were kind of a big deal. Yet when Alan Maples became president of the Everett Railroad Company in 1983,...

There’s More Than Meets the Eye at a Demolition Derby

NEW ALEXANDRIA, Pennsylvania -- The scent of funnel cakes, grilled hot dogs and an ever-so-faint whiff of diesel fuel fill the air. The odd combination somehow works, adding to the excitement and...

Zito: How Bourbon Rose From a Humble Grain to Embody American Exceptionalism

BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. -- About 250 years ago, farmers looking for a way to make their surplus corn crop profitable decided to distill it. Today, that leftover grain has become a billion-dollar...

Seeing America from the Ground

OTTAWA, Ohio — This is not a story about politics. Instead, it is a story about America and how sometimes, you can discover something new when you try to absorb the country's...

The American General Store Is a Symbol of Enterprise and Exceptionalism

BUCKSTOWN, Pa. -- The Duppstadt's Country Store, sitting high on a plateau along the Lincoln Highway between Stoystown and Reels Corner, has served Somerset County residents and weary travelers since 1903. When...

Now More Than Ever, Twitter Isn’t Real Life

What matters on Twitter ... often just stays on Twitter. Those who use the platform to voice opinions on faith, politics, guns, culture, the military, the police and a whole host of other...

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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