Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The USPS, Michael Flynn, & more

John OliverOn the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver this weekend, we kicked things off with something a little different than the health crisis. The focus was instead briefly on Michael Flynn, William Barr’s decision, and also whether or not Flynn committed a crime. This is a part of a longstanding controversy, and it’s one that will continue to generate discussion for quite some time.

Then, we got to the health crisis — most notably President Trump continuing to showcase a “cavalier” attitude when it comes to how to handle restrictions. He did not wear a face covering to a factory producing face masks, he tried to frame lifting restrictions as being “warriors,” and there were also questions as to whether or not there were any concrete plans to slow down the spread of the virus.

When we got around to the main segment, though, we turned over to something very much important. The US Postal Service. The USPS has been around for longer than the country in some ways, and it is an extremely valuable service. This was a very timely segment, especially given the fact that the postal service has been struggling to stay afloat as of late.

Sure, the postal service is an easy thing to complain about … but that’s because we take it for granted. Yet, there has to be a way in order to make things better, right? Oliver made it clear that it wasn’t actually due to declining sales; instead, it has to do more with an act of Congress. It’s hard for them to get out of this situation, as well — after all, their hands are tied. They’re trying to find solutions when it’s hard for them to have financial flexibility and a wide array of different services.

One of Oliver’s solutions was postal banking — a way for the service to raise more money through money transfers, orders, and more. There are some options — and you have a find a way to be creative. Last Week Tonight is also releasing some creative stamps, and you can find them over at the link here.

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