Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Canada’s Strong Stand to Fix International Postal System Joins with US and 30 Countries to Overhaul Universal Postal Union An Interview with Pierre Morin of Canada Post Canada, like the United States, has major problems with the international postal system run by the Universal Postal Union. In Canada, [Read More...]
Protect The Electric Grid From America’s Enemies (From InsideSources) There have been several recent strong warnings about the dangers of cyberattacks on the electric grid along with positive defensive developments. Continued vigilance is imperative. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about this topic here. [Read More...]
How America Subsidizes China’s Mail Thanks To The UN Postal Union (From The Daily Caller) China has gained a competitive advantage over U.S. manufacturers, retailers and e-commerce companies through its special treatment by the United Nations-affiliated Universal Postal Union (UPU). The Trump Administration should maintain its strong stand with the UPU to fix this situation. [Read More...]
Preventing The Mother Of All Power Outages (From RealClearEnergy) A major report by the Department of Homeland Security warns about catastrophic power outages, such as those that would occur from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. For too long, policy makers have ignored such warnings and action is overdue. Lexington [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service: The Mother Of Government Shutdowns (From InsideSources) The Postal Service faces major liquidity challenges which could disrupt and shut down its operations. The effects would be quite severe, as history as shown. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about his topic here. [Read More...]
Congressional Inaction Means Postal Service Collapse The U.S. Postal Service and the Trump Administration make for a pair of strange bedfellows, but they agree on this: without major Postal Reform action soon, the U.S. Postal Service could face a liquidity crisis. This will not only disrupt [Read More...]
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...]
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