Monthly Archives: March 2013

Despite GAO 5-Day Finding USPS Further Weakens Itself

To its credit the Government Accountability Office has rejected the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to cut Saturday first class mail delivery but still misunderstands the USPS’s fiscal crisis. Reminder:  Congress manufactured this crisis in its last postal reform law in … Continue reading

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USPS Not Alone in Desire to Shed Buildings

The U.S. Postal Service is not the only trusted public entity that wants to sell off its buildings to private interests and in so doing reduce its services. New York City’s Brooklyn Public Library wants to sell off part of … Continue reading

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USPS 5-Day Plan Could Suppress Minority Votes

By Larry Riggs Do conservative Republican members of Congress who want to kill off Saturday first class mail delivery  have the hidden agenda of  suppressing the minority vote? Or would they mind it too much if cutting Saturday delivery had … Continue reading

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USPS Blusters and Begs for Five-Day Delivery

By Larry Riggs So the U.S. Postal Service finally got Congress’s attention by unilaterally declaring it would end Saturday first class mail delivery, apparently using a novel interpretation of federal law. But now reports are surfacing that Postmaster General Patrick … Continue reading

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