Tag: United States Postal Service

A Call to Revolt | The Nation

Grocery store workers and others stage a protest rally outside s Whole Foods Market, in the South End of Boston, to demand personal protective equipment, added benefits if needed and hazard pay, during the coronavirus pandemic. (Pat Greenhouse / The Boston Globe via Getty Images) EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThe Nation believes that helping readers stay informed about the impact of the coronavirus crisis is a form of public service. For that reason, this article, and all of our coronavirus coverage, is now free. Please subscribe to support our writers and staff, and stay healthy. In William Styron’s 1979 novel Sophie’s Choice, later ... Read more

Democracy Dies in Dysfunction | The Nation

Californians wait to cast their ballots. (Mark Ralston / AFP via Getty Images) Like many Americans, Joe Biden is skeptical about President Trump’s respect for democracy. “Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden said at an online fundraiser in late April. He’s right to worry but wrong about how Trump’s inclination toward voter suppression will manifest itself this fall. It would take an act of Congress—including the Democratic-controlled House—to upend the federal law that requires general elections be held on the ... Read more

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

United States Postal Service mail carrier Frank Colon, 59, delivers a package in El Paso on April 30, 2020. (Paul Ratje / AFP via Getty Images) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation ... Read more

Letters From the May 15/25, 2020, Issue

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If Woody Guthrie Were Singing Now About the Postal Service

Folk singer Woody Guthrie (AP Photo) Looks like we’re on the cusp of another Great Depression, and we’ve got a president who is worse than Herbert Hoover. Ad Policy So things aren’t looking good. But we still have our troubadours, just as struggling Americans did 80 years ago. And some of them recognize that Woody Guthrie was right when he said, “It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb the comfortable.” That’s what Joe Troop does in a new song that speaks to the moment. It’s topical and specific, like the best songs by Guthrie and ... Read more

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

A United States Postal worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke / AP Photo) EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThe Nation believes that helping readers stay informed about the impact of the coronavirus crisis is a form of public service. For that reason, this article, and all of our coronavirus coverage, is now free. Please subscribe to support our writers and staff, and stay healthy. Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check ... Read more

What’s Super Popular? Voting by Mail.

Empty envelopes of opened vote-by-mail ballots. (Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world with kindred spirits. Sign up for our ... Read more

The Radical Idea That Undergirds Our Postal System

A postal worker wearing a mask and gloves delivers mail in New York City. (Bebeto Matthews / AP Photo) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world with ... Read more

How to Save the Postal Service

Besieged: A postal worker soldiers on, despite dangerous conditions and an uncertain future. ( John Minchillo / AP Photo) EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThe Nation believes that helping readers stay informed about the impact of the coronavirus crisis is a form of public service. For that reason, this article, and all of our coronavirus coverage, is now free. Please subscribe to support our writers and staff, and stay healthy. Illustration by T.M. Detwiler. On March 23, Democratic House Committee Chairs Carolyn Maloney and Gerry Connolly called attention to an increasingly dire emergency. “Based on a number of briefings and warnings this week about ... Read more

The Postal Service Is Breaking Down

A US Postal Service worker wearing a face mask and gloves crosses a downtown street in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, ... Read more