After Scorning Africa, Trump Needs Its Help On Global Mail Rates (From Bloomberg Government) Bloomberg’s Cheryl Bolen calls attention to a Lexington Institute Q&A discussion with Jim Campbell in an article on the future of the Universal Postal Union and its upcoming Extraordinary Congress. “The outcome is unclear, due in large part to unce ...
Chinese Postal Subsidies Reflect Trade Imbalances (From Financial Times) Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler comments on Chinese postal subsidies in a letter published in the Financial Times.The upcoming Extraordinary Congress of the Universal Postal Union in Geneva will give Europe and the U.S. an opportunity to overhaul t ...
Congress No Closer To Passing Bill To Secure Postal Service Solvency (From Federal News Network) While the Postal Service’s financial condition continues to deteriorate, Congress is basically going nowhere when it comes to passing reform legislation. As a stopgap measure, Congress should strengthen the Postal Service’s regulators – its Board of Go ...
Jones Act: Pro And Con (From Hawaii Business Magazine) Summarizing the arguments for and against the Jones Act, Hawaii Business Magazine’s Beverly Creamer calls attention to a 2011 report by the Lexington Institute’s Daniel Goure about the importance of the law in protecting reliable shipping. ““Were the J ...
Esper’s Pledge To Trim Pointless Programs Will Test His Political Clout (From DefenseNews) The Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson offered analysis in a DefenseNews report on new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s spending review. “Every company that sees the possibility of a program being cut will mount a successful opposition effort on Cap ...
The U.S. Military Needs To Fix This If It Wants Any Shot At Winning A War with China (From The National Interest) David Axe’s National Interest security blog refers to Loren Thompson’s article in Forbes about the hurdles facing the U.S. military’s sealift program. “A big operational challenge that few policymakers or politicians are even aware of — its ability to ...
F-35 Program Has Opened Office At Wright-Patterson (From Dayton Daily News) The Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson is cited in the Dayton Daily News in a report on a new F-35 program office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. “The value of Wright-Patt hosting the program amounts to ‘hundreds of billions of dollars’ over the ...
Wright-Patt Tops 30K Employees For First Time In 30 Years (From Dayton Daily News) Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson, in Max Filby’s article for the Dayton Daily News, comments on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employing more than 30,000 people for the first time since 1989. “You can thank the Trump administration for the inc ...
Nuclear Policy News – August 15, 2019 (From Center for Strategic and International Studies) Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson and his recent Forbes article are mentioned in the August 15 news roundup from the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Nuclear Issues. “With U.S. naval forces stretched thin in the Western Pac ...
Carl Cannon’s Morning Note (From RealClearPolitics) Publisher Carl Cannon calls readers’ attention to an Op-Ed from the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler in RealClearEnergy about the problems associated with offshore wind power, “Offshore Wind Grips Governors.” Cannon says, “Steidler points out the hi ...
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