Letters: DeJoy Is Well-Regarded As A Business Leader (From The Greensboro News & Record) Lexington’s Paul Steidler took issue with a May 11 editorial in the News & Record of Greensboro, North Carolina which called for bailing out the U.S. Postal Service while also criticizing the incoming Postmaster General, Greensboro resident Louis DeJoy. Steidler [Read More...]
The Postal Service Collapse That Isn’t Happening (From The Hill) There is great news for the chorus of leading House Democrats and special interests who have been saying that the U.S. Postal Service will be broke and chaos will ensue just before the election: It’s not going to happen! The [Read More...]
Postal Services Launches Review Of Package Delivery Fees As Trump Influence Grows (From The Washington Post) Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler was quoted in a May 14 Washington Post article about steps the U.S. Postal Service is taking to determine whether it should charge more for packages. “Packages are bigger, they’re bulky, they’re heavy. They’re not [Read More...]
The Postal Service And COVID-19 Opportunism (From InsideSources) The Postal Service — for which leading House Democrats and postal unions are using the COVID-19 crisis to raise fears of an imminent postal collapse – demanded $89 billion in unrestricted federal grants and loans, and is using its supposed [Read More...]
New Postmaster General Is Top GOP Fundraiser (From National Public Radio) Lexington Senior Fellow Paul Steidler is quoted in a May 7 National Public Radio (NPR) story about the appointment of Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman, to the position of Postmaster General. Though Congressional Democrats voiced strong opposition to the [Read More...]
The New Postmaster General – Three Immediate Ramifications With the appointment last night of a new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, the reset button has been pushed on potential additional Congressional assistance to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in the “Stimulus 4” package and on postal reform generally. This [Read More...]
Five Glaring Errors: The U.S. Postal Service’s Bailout Request Numbers Do Not Add Up The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) wants an $89 billion federal bailout that it says is necessary because of the COVID-19 crisis. But unlike formerly profitable small businesses, hospitals and even local governments, USPS’s finances were a mess for more than [Read More...]
Letters: Readers Sound Off On New York City, Youth In Politics And USPS (From The New York Daily News) A letter to the editor, published in the New York Daily News from the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler takes issue with the paper’s April 20 editorial, “Posting up: The United States Postal Service needs cash and reforms.” Steidler [Read More...]
Letters: Independent System Operator Keeps Power On (From The Albany Times Union) A letter to the editor of The Albany Times Union by the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler addresses the paper’s April 1 editorial, “Isolated, Capital Region-based energy grid workers keep power on.” Steidler commends the heroism of highly-skilled, hard-to-replace professionals who [Read More...]
Letters: The Postal Service Helps Define Our Nation. Losing It Would Be Devastating (From The Los Angeles Times) A letter to the editor published in The Los Angeles Times from the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler takes issue with the paper’s April 16 editorial “The Postal Service is America’s lifeline. Save it.” Steidler critiques the editorial for “omitting [Read More...]
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