Postal system

Stop the Critics, Take the Handcuffs off the US Postal System

I will never forget calling my local post office at 6 am “We have a package for you, Mr. Swanson – and he’s alive!” “ An hour later, I was the proud owner of a dozen chicks who had traversed half the country without damage in two days, from a Midwestern hatchery to Virginia – […]

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Chad Marlow: The US Postal System Was Never Designed to Be Run Like a Business | Chroniclers

In our nation’s early days, Americans were more likely to identify as citizens of their home country than as citizens of the United States. For our nation’s first generation, the Postal Service was often the only reminder that the United States had a federal government. As America expanded westward, the Postal Service allowed new states […]

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The deliberate effort to cripple our postal system is a national attack on the Constitution

Growing up, I was fascinated by the “dead letter office”, the room in the post office where undeliverable mail went; letters and parcels without a decipherable address and without a return address. I remember hearing about it and its homeless and homeless content – and feeling sadness for all the disappointment and frustration it represented: […]

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Why is the U.S. postal system caught in an election controversy?

What is the controversy surrounding the US postal system? The United States Postal Service – one of the oldest institutions in the United States, one headed by Benjamin Franklin – is in the midst of a cash and logistics crisis. The organization – which hasn’t broken even since 2006 – is seeking an emergency cash […]

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How our postage rates compare to other countries – Mother Jones

Unlike many of my Liberal colleagues, I do not see the post as the very nerve on which our nation rests. On the other hand, it is important and worth it to work properly. Now there is a lot of reasonable disagreement over how the post office should be run, but there is one problem […]

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7 reasons why privatizing the postal system is ridiculous and senseless

Postman Oscar Osorio continues to deliver mail to Los Feliz amid the Covid 19 pandemic in April … [+] February 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. – United States Postal Service (USPS) employees work and deliver essential mail to customers every day. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP via […]

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Buying stamps won’t stop Trump from destroying the postal system

News of a financial crisis at the United States Postal Service (USPS) led to a public appeal urging Americans to buy stamps to save the country’s beloved postal system and prevent the delay of postal ballots in elections. November. Articles published in both Hyperallergic and Lifehacker promoted the idea that buying stamps could save the […]