Salena Zito

About Salena Zito

Salena Zito is a CNN political analyst, a staff reporter and columnist for the Washington Examiner, and co-author (with Brad Todd) of The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics . To find out more about Salena and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at

Party, Personality, a Big Name, and a Primary in Western Michigan

Peter Meijer's decision to run for Congress in Western Michigan was a surprise to no one who knows the 31-year-old Grand Rapids native. He is the great-grandson of Hendrik Meijer, who opened a tiny thrift store attached to his barbershop during the Great Depression, which has since grown into a chain of groceries,

By | 2019-07-16T14:22:01-07:00 July 16th, 2019|

In North Carolina Special, National Questions Intrude on Local Issues

WADESBORO, North Carolina—By the end of the summer, towns such as this will be flooded with national reporters covering the special election for the 9th Congressional District. In normal times, reporters would ask voters how they think Republican Dan Bishop or Democrat Dan McCready would represent their local concerns in Washington. But these

By | 2019-07-08T19:44:38-07:00 July 8th, 2019|

Coming Home

No matter where you lived in America on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, the story often begins with a sapphire sky filled with airy, white clouds that perfectly contrasted against the expansive blue, a picture-perfect backdrop shattered by the deadliest attack on American soil in the country's history. Nineteen men trained by

By | 2019-05-27T20:42:48-07:00 May 27th, 2019|

What’s the Matter With Virginia?

LEXINGTON, Va.—Clare Perry considers herself a Democrat. Grayson Pearce is a Republican. She's from Richmond, and he's from Virginia Beach. Despite holding opposing political values, they both have the same question: What is the matter with Virginia? In particular, what's wrong with its politics? A few months ago, in a cascade of disgraces,

By | 2019-05-06T13:51:45-07:00 May 6th, 2019|