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…

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…

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…

GA-Sen B: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) Keeps Up The Pressure On Congress To Save The U.S. Postal Service

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Friend, The U.S. Postal Service is in serious danger: Postal workers are getting sick, mail volume is dropping – and without emergency funding, this vital institution could be insolvent by September. We can’t let this happen, friend. An insolvent Postal Service would mean 600,000 hardworking people…