Journalist and author Salena Zito is celebrated for uncovering, as Rush Limbaugh explains, “an amazing national political realignment that was—and still is—completely invisible to the Wizards of Smart who inhabit our distant capital.” She finds America not through the media and Washington establishment but those she meets driving on the back roads from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. They are the misunderstood and forgotten men and women who elected President Donald Trump, and those unexpected voters who continue to shape our political landscape.
In this collection of Zito’s syndicated columns from 2019, she provides a unique look at the cultural and political moments of today. Read about small-business struggles and hometown heroes, our cultural divide and communities coming together, to see where we could be headed in 2020.
Salena Zito has held a long, successful career as a national political reporter. Born and bred in Pittsburgh, she worked for the Pittsburgh Tribute-Review for 11 years. She has interviewed every U.S. president and vice president since 1992, as well as top leaders in Washington, D.C., including secretaries of state, speakers of the House and U.S. Central Command generals. Her passion, though, is interviewing thousands of people across the country. She reaches the Everyman and Everywoman through the lost art of shoe-leather journalism, having traveled along the back roads of 49 states.
Salena joined the New York Post in September 2016. She acts as a CNN political analyst, and a staff reporter and columnist for the Washington Examiner.
She rarely misses Sunday dinner with her overly loud Italian Scots-Irish family. She is the mother of two adult children, a grandmother, an avid cyclist and hiker, a baseball fan and a U.S. history geek.
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