Author Archives: Paul Steidler

The Biden Administration’s Strategic Pause On Postal Board Nominations The Biden Administration seems quite happy with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and its leadership, i.e., Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a former sizable fundraiser for Donald Trump and the Republican Party. And it is easy to understand why. Yes, really. [Read More...]
Tech-Fueled Side Hustles Help Americans Overcome Inflation (From RealClearMarkets) With inflation and other economic maladies continuing to pound away at tens of millions of hard-working Americans, many are turning to tech-based side hustles to fight back and thrive. The American spirit of innovation and resilience is alive and well. [Read More...]
Temper The Push For Postal Service To Deliver Alcohol (From InsideSources DC Journal) America has a deadly drinking problem, which is getting worse, especially among the young. A November 1 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that “an estimated 1 in 8 deaths among U.S. adults aged 20 to [Read More...]
Postal Workers Deserve More Respect And Support From Environmental Elites (From RealClearEnergy) Too often the welfare of postal workers is ignored when discussing new delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service. The workers need these new vehicles as soon as possible. Today, the U.S. Postal Service is in the process of replacing [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service Is Supposed To Be Self-Supporting, By Law (From RealClearMarkets) It has been a great year for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). But it is now pushing the Biden Administration hard for another $14 billion on top of $120 billion in taxpayer funds it has received since December 2020. By [Read More...]
The Escalating Absurdity Of Tech-Bashing Legislation (From RealClearMarkets) Congress has legitimate, huge issues on its plate this lame duck session, including government funding, a potential rail strike, and more. Addressing the so-called big tech and antitrust issues of the day, such as the order by which Amazon lists [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service Should Help Ukraine By Issuing A Semipostal Stamp During today’s public comment period before the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors, the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler urged that a semipostal stamp be issued to benefit Ukraine. His remarks are below. A fuller proposal the Lexington Institute submitted for [Read More...]
Three Things Re: U.S. Postal Service’s November 10 Announcements On Thursday morning, November 10, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors will convene for a quarterly public meeting while announcing financial results for fiscal year 2022, service performance (likely including election mail performance), and many other matters. Here [Read More...]
5 Reasons The Postal Service Is Ready For The Election (From The Hill) Barring the unexpected, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is poised to have another solidly successful election season, meaning it will promptly deliver ballots to and from voters. In 2020, amid historically high voter turnout and COVID, the average time for [Read More...]
Conservatives Should Nix Support For Klobuchar’s Tech Bill (From RealClearPolicy) Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) big tech-bashing American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA) has garnered significant Republican support, even though it does nothing to address the free speech issues that have so justifiably enraged conservatives. Enactment of AICOA would have [Read More...]
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