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...]
Appeals Court Tells USPS Regulator To Rethink ‘Incomprehensible’ Package Revenue Formula (From Federal News Network) The Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler is quoted in a Federal News Network April 17 article about the need for a more modern pricing system at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The USPS Office of Inspector General concluded in a 2014 [Read More...]
Letters: Congress Has Neglected Postal Reform For Years (From The Boston Globe) A letter to the editor of The Boston Globe penned by the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler addresses the Globe’s April 14 editorial “The postal service has never been more valuable — or more endangered.” It takes the editorial board to [Read More...]
Seven Myths About The Postal Service And Its Finances Over the past few days there has been an explosion of news and editorial coverage about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and its deteriorating financial condition. Some of the coverage states or implies that all was well with USPS before [Read More...]
COVID-19 Assistance To The Postal Service: Three Things To Know At this writing, Congress seems poised to provide billions in financial assistance to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to ensure that it will be able to continue to operate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The action needs to be taken and [Read More...]
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