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The US Postal Service Is a First-Order Problem for American Democracy

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When the 117th US Congress convenes in January, its first order of business just might be to quietly undertake to fix the nation’s system of voting by reforming the US Postal Service. Critics routinely blame the USPS for losing money.  “It’s a Blockbuster service in a Netflix world,” asserted a writer for the Editorial Desk of The Wall Street Journal the other day. What the editorialist failed to understand is that the USPS is isn’t a business, it is a civic institution. The Postal Service is older than the Navy, the Marines, or the Declaration of Independence, as historian Joseph