Funding The Fight Against Ricin And Anthrax Op Ed Published in the National Review Online Last month’s discovery of ricin at a Senate office building has put the specter of postal terrorism back in the headlines. The U.S. Postal Service has analyzed the danger and come up [Read More...]
Bring Back the 34-Cent Stamp Article Published in the Providence (RI) Journal Say goodbye to the 37-cent stamp. The U.S. Postal Service is fixing to raise rates again, and plans to file for an increase next year. Representatives recently announced that stamp prices are likely [Read More...]
With Flamingo Case, Supreme Court Can Help Level the Postal Playing Field Vigorous competition has made many types of day-to-day communication better and more convenient, as seen with overnight delivery, faxes, email, and electronic bill payment. But the Postal Service’s legal monopolies deny the mail-using public the opportunity to benefit from similar [Read More...]
Eleven Former BRAC Commissioners Endorse Plan to Close Unneeded Postal Facilities Press Release For Immediate Release – October 1, 2003 Arlington, Virginia – In a letter to Congressional leaders, eleven former Commissioners who served on the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission endorsed a new plan to apply the BRAC model [Read More...]
Wanted: Medium-Weight Land Forces Issue Brief One lesson to emerge from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) is that, at times, U.S. ground forces proved to be too powerful. This seems counterintuitive when the war was won in approximately five weeks with minimum casualties. Yet, there [Read More...]
If Only Lance Delivered Our Mail Article Published in The Indianapolis Star Like the mythic postmen of yore who were delayed by “neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow nor gloom of night,” it seems Lance Armstrong can’t be stopped from winning the Tour de France. On [Read More...]
Privatize Mail Article Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review As the President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service is looking for solutions to the agency’s financial nosedive, it ought to reach out and grab the hand brake of privatization. Without it, they are [Read More...]
Postal Service Needs Improved Productivity Letter to the Editor Published in The Wall Street Journal In its latest attempt to increase mail volume, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed offering new worksharing discounts for one of its largest corporate mailers (“Post Office Plan Could Produce [Read More...]
The Compelling Case for Postal Privatization Issue Brief President Bush created the Commission on the U.S. Postal Service with an executive order charging the panel with considering, among other things, “the extent to which postal monopoly restrictions continue to advance the public interest.” Halfway through its [Read More...]
Cluster Boxes, Not Door-to-Door Delivery Article Published in the Providence (RI) Journal The President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service (USPS) met last Thursday to discuss the agency’s mounting financial problems. When private businesses face such troubles, hard budget constraints and bottom-line incentives drive [Read More...]
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