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United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service news and analysis from The Nation
February 21, 2018
Postal-Service Workers Are Shouldering the Burden for Amazon
The tech giant’s rise has pushed mail clerks and carriers to the breaking point.
October 4, 2016
How to Get Justice After the Wells Fargo Scandal
Break up lawless banks and encourage sensible alternatives.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 20, 2016
USPS vs. Congress
If ever there was a time to make a case for the Postal Service’s necessity in American civic, political, and cultural life, it may have already passed.
June 20, 2016
Elizabeth Warren’s Fight Against Payday Lenders Comes to the Post Office
We could save Americans millions with postal banking.
January 7, 2016
Postal Banking Worked—Let’s Bring It Back
Regulated, federally subsidized banks serve the wealthy and the middle class. A Wild West hodgepodge of unregulated lenders serves everybody else.
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November 12, 2015
Postal Workers Endorse Austerity-Foe Bernie Sanders
An endorsement of a longtime foe of privatization who supports postal banking.
December 23, 2014
Thank Postal Workers by Fighting to Save the Postal Service
The USPS will deliver 15.5 billion pieces of mail this season. Yet it is threatened by devastating closures and cuts.
July 28, 2014
Why Are Postal Workers Boycotting Staples?
Staples is at the center of a highly controversial “public-private partnership” deal to turn its counters into quasi-post offices.
March 13, 2014
Misdirected Mail: White House Budget Proposes Damaging Postal Service Cuts
“Our Postal Service is in need of true reform, not ill-advised, counterproductive attempts to slash service.”
May 9, 2012
Time to Revive the Postal Service
It’s smart politics—the PO is popular, and could be a great community aid in the digital era.