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TODAY’S TOPICS: Nov. 13, 2014

Start making sense: NALC President Fredric Rolando says that the Postal Service’s plan to close 82 more mail processing plants next year would slow the mail and hurt residential and commercial customers—not to mention the agency itself, which has made an operating profit of $1.3 billion so far this year. (The Huffington Post)

Let’s talk about postal banking: While The Washington Post’s editorial board says the only way for Postal Service solvency is through service cuts, respected economist Dean Baker agrees with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and USPS’ inspector general that growing the business via postal banking offers a better way forward. (Daily Kos)