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Magnanimity In Victory Marked Civil War’s End

April 29, 2015 by


By Salena Zito ~ APPAMATOX COURTHOUSE, Va – The meeting began rather pleasantly, with talk about the weather and the time both men spent serving in the U.S. Army in Mexico. Ninety minutes later, Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered his sword and the Army of Northern Virginia to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and America […]

Honoring The Heroism Of The Greatest Generation

June 10, 2014 by


By Salena Zito ~ The last thing his commanders said before he dropped from a plane somewhere near Bastogne was “good luck.” It was the Battle of the Bulge, and Allied troops were running out of ammunition, food and medicine; they desperately needed radar capabilities because supplies being dropped sporadically were falling into German hands […]

The Liberals’ Latest False Wedge Issue

April 17, 2014 by


By Salena Zito ~ She gave a dramatic eye-roll in reaction to all of the fuss that Democrats and the president attempted to create over equal pay for women last week. A Democrat herself, she said she has carved out a decent, comfortable life for her family over the years as a waitress at a […]

Elites Don’t Grasp Communities’ Strengths

March 30, 2014 by


By Salena Zito ~ The moment you enter the Elks Club in Pittsburgh’s old Allegheny section, you get a sense that all is right with the world, at least on “Banjo Night.” Maybe the dark wood-paneled walls put you in mind of someone’s game room. Maybe it’s the giant American flag draped behind the stage […]

Completing A World War II Vet’s Mission Of Honor

March 19, 2014 by


By Salena Zito ~ CARLISLE – Sometimes prayers are answered by the most peculiar of angels. Perry E. Ball works in a nondescript office in a maze of rooms at the U.S. Army War College. A professor of international relations, he keeps his desk neat and orderly; the artifacts in his office reflect two things – […]

Giving Up On Washington

February 25, 2014 by


By Salena Zito ~ MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – The roar is gone. Five years after Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel’s once-thunderous mill went idle, the only sound here is that of the oldest parts of the plant being dismantled. The demolition began about a day or so before a red carpet rolled out at the White House for a […]

Little Change In Small-Town Life

December 10, 2013 by


By Salena Zito ~ When the family of seven sitting near the front of Connie’s Corner restaurant discreetly held hands and bowed their heads in prayer before their meal, no one in the bustling diner seemed surprised. At the same moment, 400 miles east at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City, “Saying Grace” sold […]