Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Postal Service Task Force Report: Seven Things to Know This afternoon the U.S. Treasury Department issued an important and much anticipated task force report on the United States Postal System. The Postal Service faces major financial and operational challenges. The 74-page document is in response to an executive [Read More...]
America’s Grid Upgrades Should Include Fixing EMP Vulnerability (From RealClearEnergy) Major improvements to the electric grid should include addressing the potentially serious risks faced from long-term shutdowns from electromagnetic pulse events. These improvements are affordable, especially when done in conjunction with other grid upgrades. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written [Read More...]
Scrutinize Postal Service On New Opioid Law The centerpiece of new opioid legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate is a requirement to have advanced electronic data (AED) on all incoming mail from China by January 1, 2019. This will enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Read More...]
Fortifying the Electric Grid (From InsideSources) Amid superstorms and hurricanes, Americans are increasingly concerned about the state of the electric grid. There have been many positive, ongoing developments in recent years that are strengthening grid reliability and reducing the likelihood of outages from day-to-day events to [Read More...]
Administration’s Push To End UN Subsidies For China’s Packages: A Bellwether Trade Issue Why does it cost less to send a small package from Beijing to New York than to send that same package a short distance within the U.S.? The short answer is because the U.S. has allowed this to happen for [Read More...]
How Can U.S. Help Its Neighbors? Export More Natural Gas (From Investor’s Business Daily) There are many compelling reasons the U.S. is looking to expand energy exports, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Close to home, LNG will help to strengthen the economies of many Caribbean and nearby countries. It will also provide significant environmental [Read More...]
Senate Bickering Will Aid Opioid Pushers (From InsideSources) For years, law enforcement agencies and others have warned that large amounts of Chinese opioids are flooding into the country via international mail. The Senate should act quickly to stop this. I discuss these matters for InsideSources in an Op-Ed [Read More...]
The Garden State Should Double Down On Nuclear Power (From RealClearEnergy) Nuclear power provides abundant economic and environmental benefits to New Jersey. This non-emitting power source accounts for 38 percent of the state’s electricity. To reach the state’s goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2050, nuclear power is essential. New [Read More...]
To Revive U.S. Nuclear Power, Learn from Canada (From InsideSources) While the U.S. commercial nuclear power sector has been contracting the outlook in Canada is much brighter. Canada sees nuclear energy as infrastructure, is committed to extensive research and development and is pursuing global opportunities. I discuss these issues, and [Read More...]
The President’s Postal Service Task Force: Seven Things To Know And Watch Through executive order, President Donald Trump has created a Postal Service task force to “develop recommendations for administrative and legislative reforms” and to report its findings by August 10. The task force is comprised of senior administration officials including [Read More...]
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