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.
The aim of the president’s Knox College speech on Wednesday was to wrap the economic program he has been working out with Wall Street investment bankers in democratic rhetoric. It was an exercise in political stealth.