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Don't Put Privatizer and Payday Lender Lobbyist on the USPS Board

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

At a time when people are proposing that the USPS reinstate public banking -- a service that would help millions of Americans -- Barnett is clearly the wrong choice for the USPS Board.

Pastor Pinckney Is a Martyr -- Build the Statue

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Forget the Civil War. It is over. It is killing us. We, all Americans, need statues and honors to the smartest and best children of the South.

Old Man With Gun Threatens To Blow Postal Worker's Head Off: Cops

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 90-year-old man is accused of threatening a U.S. Postal Service employee when he wasn't satisfied with the service receive...

Will TPP Kill the Post Office?

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Will TPP enable the privatizers to declare things like our beloved U.S. Postal Service, schools and roads to be "commercial activity" that competes with private companies? How about our parks, libraries, public pensions and other public services?

Letters to Presidents: Is Anyone There?

Ralph Nader | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Reading serious letters sent by citizens might induce presidents to send out thoughtful responses in the form of public feelers for fresh approaches, recommendations, or timely alerts about important matters.

Postal Workers and the Public Want a Postal Banking Public Option

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Contract talks between the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the U.S. Postal Service for a new contract start Thursday. Along with asking for fair wages and benefits, the APWU wants improvements in customer services, including postal banking.

A 'Grand Alliance' to Save Our Public Postal Service

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The conservative anti-government strategy is to set government up to fail (usually by starving it of funding). Then they point to the resulting "crisis" they created and say that it proves that government doesn't work and that we should therefore "privatize" it. Now they're coming for the U.S. Postal Service.

8 Things That You Won't Like in 2015

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.09.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

The new year demands predictions. As those demands must be satisfied, here are mine: 1. President Barack Obama will be blamed for everything, from pe...

10 Questions for Conservatives

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Now that the Republican Party -- the conservative voice in mainstream U.S. electoral politics -- has attained the most thoroughgoing control of Congress that it has enjoyed since 1928, it's an appropriate time to take a good look at modern conservatism.

The Vatican's Spectacular Christmas Stamps

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion

It's easy to forget that while Pope Francis is a renowned religious leader, he's also the ruler of the world's tiniest independent state. Vatican C...

U.S. Postal Service Hacked

AP | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social S...

The Post Office Lost $2 Billion In Just 3 Months

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service continued to bleed money during its second quarter, despite ...

Will Labor Solidarity Save the Post Office?

David Morris | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity.

Republicans Again Violate Their Own Principles

David Morris | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

By the time you read this, Congressional Republicans will have overwhelmingly voted to violate one of their most cherished guiding principles: A service should be paid for by those who use the service.

Momentum Builds For The Simple Proposal That Could Help Millions Of Americans

Salon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Adding convenient, low-cost banking services to post offices looked to be dead. Here's why the picture has changed...

Thank Unions For Stopping The Scheme To Replace The Post Office With Staples

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Staples won't be replacing the post office anytime soon thanks to what some are calling a rare victory for unions -- and what one Staples executive cl...

The Case of the Never-Ending Case: Bill Moore vs. the U.S. Government

Paul Alexander | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

In a saga comparable to Bleek House, Charles Dickens' classic novel about a legal case that would never end, Bill Moore, a Texas businessman, has waged his own never-ending legal war against the United States government.

The Long Con: How Conservative Ideology Became a Con

Lisa Longo | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Does anyone actually still believe the words "trickle-down theory" have any valid meaning? Is anyone buying into this fiction that increasing the minimum wage would ruin our economy but multi-million dollar executive salaries don't increase prices at all?

Can a Post Office Be a Bank?

John Harrington | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
John Harrington

Instead of privatizing the post office, there may be a better way to raise revenue for the post office by providing financial services for many who need access to credit and short-term capital.

Post Office Honors Harvey Milk, But Harbors Anti-Gay Past

David K. Johnson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
David K. Johnson

There were many signs of change at this week's ceremony in the Old Executive Office building to roll out the new forever stamp honoring Harvey Milk. But as I watched I thought of another, overlooked sign of change. Fifty years ago, the U.S. Post Office, was actively working to suppress that movement.

Post Office Piles on Shift to Low-wage Economy With Staples Deal

Richard Kirsch | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Richard Kirsch

What's at stake is not just the jobs of postal workers; it's the American economy. We built the economy with middle-class jobs and the more we destroy them, the bleaker the prospects of economic prosperity for all but the richest of us.

War: The Cry of the Republicans

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Republicans are shouting for war. Unlike our forefathers, they are not fighting for democracy and equal rights, but rather for a plutocracy.

How Post Offices Can Provide an Alternative to Payday Lending

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The federal government has a history of intervening to provide important services not offered by the private sector. And with a gap in the financial services arena for low- to moderate-income Americans, the U.S. Postal Service is a great fit to meet this demand.

Emily Swanson

Elizabeth Warren's Postal Banking Idea Has Big Public Support, New Poll Finds | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Many Americans say they would support the U.S. Postal Service expanding into basic banking and financial services and would sometimes use those servic...

It's Been a Very Bad Month for the Private Sector

David Morris | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
David Morris

The private sector has had a very bad month. Its most widely publicized failure occurred when UPS and FedEx fumbled their Christmas deliveries while the U.S. Postal Service scored a touchdown.