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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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Brains Lost in Mail—Postal Bank Bunkum

As a card-carrying progressive, I’m told I must never write about Sen. Elizabeth Warren unless I first shout, “Warren akbar!”—Liz is Great!—while bowing reverentially toward Boston.

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 READ MORE



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Elizabeth Warren’s Post Office Banking Plan Gains Public Support

A new poll finds significant backing for expanding the post office’s offerings to include financial transactions, with 44 percent of those surveyed favoring the idea.

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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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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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Mayoral Mail

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USPS Under Fire

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In Search of Women

Most Wikipedia contributors are men, but that doesn’t justify the fact that females are so poorly represented on the site; much to many priests’ chagrin, the Roman Catholic Church unwittingly bought part of a building that houses Europe’s largest gay sauna; meanwhile, ZIP codes serve as more than just locating devices as they have come to define identities and divide communities. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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End of Saturday Mail Delivery

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Postal Disservice

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Going Postal

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GOP War on USPS

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Drones and the Saturday Mail Shocker

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the war over drones that has erupted during confirmation hearings for John Brennan as CIA director. Should the president be allowed to use unmanned drones to execute a U.S. citizen overseas without due process or judicial review?

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 READ MORE


Saturday Mail Dodo

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Saturday Delivery

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USPS Seeks to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

Struggling under the weight of mandatory future retiree benefit payments, the U.S. Postal Service said it would move to a five-day schedule in August to save $2 billion a year.

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Postal Service Sends Distress Signal

After losing $41 billion over the last five years, the inspector general of the USPS has warned that America’s postal service will go out of business this year unless Congress acts to save it.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE



Fox News Points Out Paul Ryan’s Lies ... and Pigs Fly?

Fox News used the words “deceiving” and “dazzling” to describe Paul Ryan’s speech at the GOP convention; British support of possible American military intervention in Syria could signal another blunder as terrible as the Iraq War; meanwhile, Israeli ex-soldiers finally admit to heinous treatment of Palestinian children. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 31, 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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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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Saturday Delivery

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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.

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Going Postal

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