Neither snow nor rain...

A little sleet or gloom never prevented the U.S. Postal Service from doing its duties, but the economic downturn might. Saying the Postal Service "is in a severe financial crisis" the Postmaster General is asking Congress to let him cut mail delivery to five days a week. Why not...one less day of depressing bills and tempting catalogs.

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Cyra Master is a W.E.B. Du Bois fellow at the Atlantic. Previously, she was an editor at the nonprofit Center for Law and Social Policy and was a reporter for the New Hampshire Eagle Tribune. She is a graduate of Emerson College.

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