Interesting poll – Rural Voters and USPS

A donor offered to fund a poll of this topic (that provides a link to download a PDF) in for the Niskanen Center. Rachel Bitecofer offered to administer it, and did so in cooperation with JMC Analytics, a Republican consultancy, to ensure legitimacy. I was supposed to have access to this last night, with an…

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…

Stupid and it will backfire

is my reaction to what Trump and his enablers are attempting to do to with the Post Office in order to steal the election. 1) it pisses people off 2) it hurts rural folks a lot, and they are Trump voters 3) it hurts veterans bc they cannot get their meds in a timely fashion,…

Trump blurts out his true motivation for kneecapping the Postal Service

It’s like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons is running for president. Or maybe Homer. Or some ungodly combination of the two. The Washington Post: Speaking with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network on Thursday morning, Trump appeared to confirm that he opposes Democrats’ proposed funding for mail-in balloting and the U.S. Postal Service in order…

Sorting machines being taken from post offices! Sabotage continues …

NPR's Noel King interviewed the Iowa Postal Workers Union President, Kimberly Karol. I urge you to read the entire transcript. (It’s not long.) She has been at the USPS for over 30 years, yet she has never seen anything like this. Louis DeJoy, a Trump flunky, was appointed as postmaster general. He has numerous conflicts of interests…