Magazine June 03, 2019, Issue

Going Postal

Postal workers in Carlsbad, Calif., in 2013 (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Bernie Sanders tweeted a hot new idea: “Did you know that from 1911-1967, Americans could bank at their local post office?” Yes. So? Did you know that from 1912 to 1922, most toilet paper was one-ply, and that from 1205 to 1432 the most common horse name was “Horse”? What is he talking about?

Ah: “We must ensure all Americans can access basic financial services by allowing every post office to offer basic banking services again.”

We must, eh. Let me tell you a story. My daughter is in Brazil, and every few months I wire her money. I go to the

In This Issue

Against Socialism

Books, Arts & Manners

Sections

The Week

The Week

Don’t tear up your tickets just yet: We hear the Kentucky Derby loser is appealing to the Ninth Circuit.
Athwart

Going Postal

Bernie Sanders tweeted a hot new idea: ‘Did you know that from 1911-1967, Americans could bank at their local post office?’

Recommended

The Latest