"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," reads the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service. We now can add to that "nor a national security no-fly zone," as demonstrated by mailman Doug Hughes.
The long, slow destruction of the U.S. Postal Service is set to continue next week when 82 mail processing centers are closed and consolidated, despite calls from more than half the members of the outgoing Senate to stall the changes.
Apparently the National Security Agency is not the only government organization violating Americans' privacy rights by collecting massive amounts of data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.