In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss the prospect of large-scale voting by mail come November and the fate of the U.S. Postal Service.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Earlier this month in Wisconsin, voters had to choose between civic participation and public health. Questions over mail-in voting have reignited a debate over federal funding for the post office, as discussed in this Vox piece. Niki explained the longer history of voting by mail that this New York Times article explores.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed the FX/Hulu television show, “Mrs. America.”
- Neil recommended Lauren Sandler’s new book, This is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home.
- Niki shared Marc Tracy’s New York Times article, “Photojournalists Struggle Through the Pandemic, With Masks and Long Lenses,” and Rebecca Onion’s Slate article, “’These People Aren’t Zombies. They’re People’.”