They’ll deliver through rain, sleet, hail, and as we’ve all witnessed, even a pandemic. But can the Post Service survive politics, especially in a year when the efficiency of voting by mail could make or break the election? It’s unclear. WaPo: White House rejects bailout for U.S. Postal Service battered by coronavirus.

+ “The bitter irony is that just when the Postal Service is again proving crucial, its future has never seemed more tenuous.”

+ Vox: The debate over a post office bailout, explained.

+ Related (at least at this moment in history): Virginia governor makes Election Day a holiday and expands early voting.