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Warren’s Post Office Proposal: Palast Aims at the Wrong Target

Investigative reporter Greg Palast is usually pretty good at peering behind the rhetoric and seeing what is really going on. But in tearing into Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support of postal financial services, he has done a serious disservice to the underdogs—both the underbanked and the U.S. Postal Service itself.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save the Post Office by Having It Replace Payday Lenders

Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsed a proposal by the United States Postal Service’s inspector general over the weekend that could prevent the poor from having to shell out billions of dollars in fees and maybe even save the post office from sinking.

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USPS Drone

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Nonessential

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Stamp Rate Hike

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A Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure That Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime

Necessary banking services the post office performed efficiently in the past, such as infrastructure funding, serving the “underbanked,” and providing a safe place to save your money, could be revived with a single legislative stroke.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Postal Service Seeks to Stop Delivery to Your Door

Pretty soon, you may have to walk all the way to your curb or a neighborhood “cluster box” to pick up the latest unsolicited coupons.

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USPS Under Fire

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End of Saturday Mail Delivery

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Postal Disservice

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Saving the Post Office

The National Association of Letter Carriers is investigating the possibility of establishing a postal banking system, a time-tested, internationally proven way to maintain profitability that could save the post office.

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 READ MORE



Postal Service Closures, O’Reilly’s Non-Apology, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including congressional action on student loan rates and Glenn Beck trying to profit off of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling.

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 READ MORE



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A Big Buyout at the Postal Service

The money-losing USPS is offering buyouts to 45,000 mail handlers as it moves to slash its payroll and cut the number of processing centers around the country by nearly half.

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USPS Jobs

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Late Postal Service

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The Push to Preserve the Postal Service

Facing a shortfall of a few billion dollars, the U.S. Postal Service is planning to drop 220,000 full-time jobs and close 3,700 post offices and 300 processing centers by 2015, while scaling back services and cutting retirement benefits. And that’s after laying off 110,000 employees since 2007. (more)

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 READ MORE



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U.S. Postal Service Begs Congress for Help

The United States Postal Service can’t pay its bills, and management is asking Congress for money and concessions, including eliminating 220,000 jobs. This, despite agreeing in May not to lay off workers. (more)

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USPS Losses

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Come Rain, Sleet or E-Mail

After losing about $7 billion this fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service may shut down as many as 700 local post offices. The postmaster general has also asked Congress to approve cutting deliveries to five days a week.

Posted on Aug 3, 2009 READ MORE


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Maher Puts His Stamp of Approval on the Post Office

Even while pocketing billions in bailouts, the captains of industry who wrecked the world economy sneer at government. Just imagine, they say, if their businesses were run like the post office. “You mean the place that takes a note in my hand in L.A. on Monday and gives it to my sister in New Jersey on Wednesday for 42 cents?”

Posted on Mar 8, 2009 READ MORE


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