United States Postal Service

Instead of Killing the US Postal System, Let’s Expand It

Instead of Killing the US Postal System, Let’s Expand It Instead of Killing the US Postal System, Let’s Expand It

The postal service is a core democratic infrastructure—and it’s time we remember that and fund it appropriately.

May 7, 2020 / Victor Pickard

If Woody Guthrie Were Singing Now About the Postal Service

If Woody Guthrie Were Singing Now About the Postal Service If Woody Guthrie Were Singing Now About the Postal Service

I think he’d chime in on Joe Troop’s “A Plea to the US Government to Fully Fund the Postal Service.”

Apr 30, 2020 / John Nichols

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Letters From the May 18/25, 2020, Issue Letters From the May 18/25, 2020, Issue

Neither snow nor rain nor Covid-19… On holding your nose… Progress v. progressive values… Essential tributes… No more neoliberalism…

May 5, 2020 / Letters / Our Readers

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Congress Must Stand Up to the White House and Deliver Relief to the Postal Service Congress Must Stand Up to the White House and Deliver Relief to the Postal Service

If our leaders don’t act, soon you may not be able to mail a letter at all.

Apr 28, 2020 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A postal worker delivers mail in Harlem with a mask

The Radical Idea That Undergirds Our Postal System The Radical Idea That Undergirds Our Postal System

Victorian-era postal reform enshrined the principle that all letter writers were equal. Now that principle is under threat.

Apr 21, 2020 / no-paywall / Rachael Scarborough King

What’s Super Popular? Voting by Mail.

What’s Super Popular? Voting by Mail. What’s Super Popular? Voting by Mail.

Congressional Democrats must recognize that Americans want this change, and bargain hard for the $4 billion that will assure safe and fair elections.

Apr 24, 2020 / John Nichols

How to Save the Postal Service

How to Save the Postal Service How to Save the Postal Service

For starters, nationalize Amazon and the rest of the essential infrastructure of the digital age.

Apr 6, 2020 / Feature / Mike Davis

USPS worker with gloves and mask crosses street amid coronavirus outbreak in LA

The Postal Service Is Breaking Down The Postal Service Is Breaking Down

Covid-19 has already begun to take its toll on the overextended USPS workforce.

Mar 27, 2020 / no-paywall / Jake Bittle

Post Offices Are the Lifeblood of Rural America—Yet Bloomberg Dismisses Them as ‘Antiquated’

Post Offices Are the Lifeblood of Rural America—Yet Bloomberg Dismisses Them as ‘Antiquated’ Post Offices Are the Lifeblood of Rural America—Yet Bloomberg Dismisses Them as ‘Antiquated’

The billionaire’s glib Obama-era speeches and interviews regarding rural issues are a political liability.

Feb 28, 2020 / John Nichols

Bernie and AOC

AOC and Bernie Put Postal Banking Back on the Agenda AOC and Bernie Put Postal Banking Back on the Agenda

What Americans need now is banking that serves people, not Wall Street speculators.

May 10, 2019 / John Nichols

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