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Get Opioids Out of the U.S. Mail (From InsideSources) Law enforcement agencies are frustrated that dealers and users are making Internet purchases of opioids from China, which are delivered by U.S. Postal Service. President Trump is likely to raise this and related opioids issues when he meets with Chinese [Read More...]
Terminal Dues: Time to End Its Drain on the U.S. Economy Should the United States be subsidizing Chinese companies that are in heated competition with American merchants and small manufacturers? We are not only doing so, at the cost of well over $135 million annually, but lacking a change in policy, [Read More...]
Curtail International Mail’s Role In Opioid Crisis (From The Columbus Dispatch) With Ohio at the center of America’s opioid crisis, seemingly all the stops are being pulled out at the state level to address this epidemic. An important and often overlooked area where the federal government can step in is to [Read More...]
United Parcel Service Is On The Forefront Of The Revolution In Healthcare Most of us interact with package delivery companies such as the United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx at our front door, as these companies bring our online purchases and whisk away items that looked better on eBay. Without the efficient, [Read More...]
Will The STOP Act Soon Be Thrust Forward? With an Opioid National Emergency Declaration Looming Congress Considers Steps to Reduce Drug Inflows by International Mail Following the “first and most urgent recommendation” of the Presidential Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, President Trump has indicated [Read More...]
Stop Dangerous Drugs In International Mail (From The National Interest) We need to tighten international mail screenings to help curtail the influx of dangerous new synthetic drugs that can easily be ordered online. I discuss these issues for The National Interest here. [Read More...]
The Crisis in Synthetic Opioids Arriving by International Mail Public safety officials across the United States are scrambling for solutions to a worsening crisis caused by synthetic opioids.  Fentanyl and similar synthetic drugs killed nearly 10,000 Americans in 2015.  As Nathaniel Popper explains in his New York Times article [Read More...]
Are Postal Service Retiree Obligations Too Big to Move? (From Federal Times) The magnitude of the U.S. Postal Service’s unfunded liabilities for its retiree pensions and health benefits imperils the agency and its workforce. Now a Congressional proposal seeks to brighten the agency’s future finances – by shifting these liabilities onto federal [Read More...]
Saving the Postal Service Requires Getting the Details Right Postal Trendwatch – May 2017 Change is frequently a difficult experience for many people, no matter how necessary or worthwhile they believe it to be.  This is certainly proving to be the case with the future of the U.S. Postal [Read More...]
Needed International Mail Reforms Inch Forward International Postal Update – January 2017 MODEST PROGRESS WITH NEW POSTAGE RATE SYSTEM  At the 26th Universal Postal Congress (UPU) this fall, member countries voted to institute a new payment system for letters and small packages shipped by international mail. [Read More...]
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