Postal Service an essential service

By word and policy, the president is trying to undermine the public's trust in the postal service, and thus our elections.



August 25, 2020 - 9:56 AM

A mail carrier pulls letters and packages from his vehicle, then sets out on the route to which he has delivered for 15 years. Photo by (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Most rural Americans will tell you the postal service is an important part of their way of life.

Many small businesses and nonprofits in all kinds of communities — urban, suburban and rural — will tell you the same thing.

The postal service has always been part of the vital infrastructure that connects Americans and facilitates commerce. But perhaps not much longer.

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