Author Archives: Paul Steidler

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...]
Postal Service Should Deliver Turnaround Plan (From InsideSources) For 11 years, the U.S. Postal Service has had large and sustained losses. There is no end to the red ink in sight. In fact, the Postal Service has been calling for a taxpayer bailout, which could run to $50 [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
Seven Biggest Reasons America Should Seek Energy Dominance (From Investor’s Business Daily) The United States is on the cusp of becoming the world’s dominant energy provider. This has wide-ranging and very positive ramifications. It means more jobs, heightened U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and an improved trade balance. Expanded energy production and exports is [Read More...]
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