Postmaster General Says He is “Suspending” Efforts to Screw Up the Mail

Breaking, with updates to follow: Postmaster general announces he is “suspending” policies that were blamed for causing mail delays Breaking: Amid intense scrutiny, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said that he is expanding a task force on election mail and he expects the Postal Service to deliver “election mail on time and within our well-established service…

When Reagan Tried to Destroy the Postal Service

Wannabe felons crowded around the US Postal Service after Reagan’s 1980 election.  They claimed that “privatizing” the mail would increase efficiency  and lower costs. The trucking industry tried to pack the Postal Board with appointees in their thrall. James Bovard and other dependable conservative lackeys wrote op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere, urging…

Protesters are making noise outside of postmaster general's home

Who ever thought the postmaster general would become a lightning rod of controversy? I always pictured him sitting around eating Pepperidge Farm cookies and leafing through the Old Farmer’s Almanac to find out when he should plant his heirloom tomatoes. And if Louis DeJoy were drawing a salary to do that I doubt anyone would…

Postal Service Triples the Cost of Mailing Ballots to Voters

This is a story in progress; I’ll try to get more information soon. American Prospect is reporting that Capitol Forum (paywall) is saying Trump’s toady Postmaster General is striking another blow at voting by mail: The Postal Service has informed states that they’ll need to pay first-class 55-cent postage to mail ballots to voters, rather…