Author Archives: Sam Ryan

Why Not Return to the Days of the Pony Express? Article Published in The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT) “In a second or two it becomes a horse and rider, rising and falling, rising and falling – sweeping toward us nearer and nearer – growing more and more [Read More...]
Privatize This: The USPS Needs Urgent and Wide-Ranging Reform Op Ed Published in the National Review Online It’s time to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. We no longer need a federal agency to deliver our junk mail. The facts are plain. Even with a locked-in monopoly, the USPS can’t [Read More...]
Proposed Rate Increase Illustrates Why The Postal Service Should Be Privatized Issue Brief On Thursday, February 17, the U.S. Postal Service took the first step toward raising stamp prices when its Board of Governors directed management to file for an increase. First-class stamps have already gone up by 12 percent since [Read More...]
Still Inefficient, Mismanaged and Free-spending Op Ed Published in the Orange County (CA) Register The prospect of a stamp price increase hangs over us once again, but the U.S. Postal Service, Congress and the White House seem more interested in pointing fingers at each other [Read More...]
Resolution — USPS Will Lose Weight, Get in Shape Op Ed Published in the Southeast Missourian As the year ends, one of the biggest legislative efforts of 2004 must officially be declared a failure. It was an attempt to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service for the first time in [Read More...]
Rain, Sleet — Phooey! It’s A Money-Wasting Snowjob – Teaming Up With Nascar Is Just One More Wrong Turn For The Postal Service Article Published in the Los Angeles Times As the NASCAR season closes with this weekend’s race, it’s hard not to notice that the U.S. Postal Service has traded in its bicycle for a race car. For us poor stamp-buyers, that [Read More...]
The Kerry-Edwards Postal Plan Won’t Deliver Article Published in In an effort to win the support of America’s Postal workers, John Edwards recently announced that if elected, he would “never privatize the U.S. Postal Service.” He further declared that he and John Kerry would [Read More...]
Just Like Lance, Postal Service Delivers Day After Day Op Ed Published in the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Press On Sunday, July 25, Lance Armstrong is expected to cross the Tour de France finish line for a record-setting sixth straight victory – securing his place in history as the greatest [Read More...]
Postal Service Accountability Article Published in The Hill Congress is expected shortly to attempt to save the U.S. Postal Service from an impending financial meltdown. The House Government Reform Committee has published a discussion draft. The legislation will be the most sweeping overhaul [Read More...]
Postal Service Shouldn’t Dabble In Sports Sponsorship The U.S. Postal Service has just announced that it will not renew its sponsorship of five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. With a package price of more than $9 million a year, that should get the American taxpayers’ stamp [Read More...]
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