Author Archives: Paul Steidler

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...]
Breaking Gridlock: The Postal Service Task Force (From InsideSources) With 11 consecutive years of losses, no turnaround plan and more than $121 billion in unfunded liabilities, the U.S. Postal Service is a major liability to taxpayers and faces serious challenges that threaten its future. President Trump has taken an [Read More...]
The President’s Wake-up Call to the Postal Service (From The Hill) The President’ Amazon tweets have kicked off a much-needed debate about the dire straits of the Postal Service’s finances. With 11 consecutive years of losses totaling $65 billion, and no signs of a turnaround, taxpayers are clearly on the hook. [Read More...]
Save Lives, Restore Congressional Respect by Strengthening Opioids’ Seizure (From The Hill) Opioids are easily coming into the country, via the mail, from China. The time has come for Congress to adopt a common-sense, bipartisan, and widely supported solution – advanced electronic data to better track all international mail. I discuss these [Read More...]
Don’t Bail Out the Postal Service for Missing the Bull Market (From Investor’s Business Daily) The U.S. Postal Service has serious financial problems, much of which stems from its $73 billion in under-funded retirement plans. While the Postal Service has been aggressively seeking federal legislation to effectively offload at least some of these liabilities on [Read More...]
International Mail And Postal Practices: A Recap Of Notable Recent Developments There have been several significant developments on international mail and postal delivery in the past year. Opioids in the Mail Due to the opioid epidemic in the United States, there is significant and growing pressure to scrutinize all in-bound mail [Read More...]
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