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1. To what news item does this cartoon refer?

2. Do you think the cartoonist makes a valid point about the
Post Office in his cartoon? Explain your answer.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Lisa Benson.


1.  The cartoon refers to the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement this week that, in an effort to avert bankruptcy next year, it plans to close more than half of its mail processing centers.  This  will in turn increase the length of time it takes for first class mail to be delivered.

2.  Opinion question. Answers vary.