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The Postal Service Is Still Sloppy About Mass Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Postal Service continues to mismanage its mail tracking program, an operation used by several federal agencies t...

Remembering Renée Moorad, Remembering Kahlil Gibran: Historical Continuity and Arab-American Activism

Todd Fine | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Todd Fine

Today, young Arab-American activists, like Renée, advocate that American ideals of civil liberties, of ethnic and racial equality, and of respect for immigrants also apply to Arab-Americans and to Arabs living in the United States.

An Expanding U.S. Postal Service Is Very Possible

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

What about other sources of revenue? Establishing an honest notary service, cashing most checks, selling fishing and hunting licenses, wrapping holiday gifts, and accepting wine or beer for delivery are just a few congressionally prohibited proposals that have been put forward by postal activists and watchdogs.

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.

Postal Worker Caught On Video Hurling Packages Into Ravine

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

If you live in the Birmingham area, and you're missing a suspicious number of packages, you may want to consider checking your local ravine. An un...

How to Live Wretched and Small

Mark Morford | Posted 06.03.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

There are a number of things you can do. You can walk around the streets looking as though you just smelled something disgusting, your face a permanen...

Door-To-Door Mail Would Stop For Millions Under Proposed Law

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead ...

A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

Police: Postal Worker Shot To Death While Delivering Mail

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Police say a postal worker has been shot to death while delivering mail about 10 miles from the nation's capital. Police said ...

WATCH: This May Be The Laziest Delivery Driver Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

This appears to be the laziest USPS driver ever. Instead of walking down the sidewalk at this home, our driver opts to drive her car across the law...

Postal Service Defaults On Another Huge Bill

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service on Monday defaulted yet again on a prepayment for the healt...

Postal Rate Hike Proposal Faces Scrutiny

Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Postal Service's proposal to raise the price of mailing a letter to 49 cents is sure to fac...

Postal Service May Need Emergency Rate Hike

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency inc...

Postal Service Had Huge Loss

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service has trimmed its losses to $740 million over the last three months by consolidating processing facilities, cuttin...

Postal Service Problems: Senators Offer Plan To Save Cash-Strapped USPS

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail delivery would be ended in a year and the Postal Service could start shipping alcoholic beverages under a plan offere...

Did Government Benefit From Armstrong Despite Cheating?

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.02.2013 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas -- Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake, and a loss could bankrup...

Saturday Mail Cutback Still Being Debated

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday appears to continue the requirement for six-day mail delivery, but some lawmakers a...

WATCH: Mail Carrier Survives Vicious Attack

Posted 02.06.2013 | Miami

A postal worker is recovering Wednesday after a vicious mauling in Miami Gardens. 55-year-old mail carrier Emogene Powell was delivering mail into ...

Postal Service Looks To New Congress For Rescue

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the ...

The Post Office and the Dollar Store: A Common Sense Holiday Tale

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Some lawmakers and people in big media have promoted the notion that since the U.S. Post Office is losing money, it must be privatized.

The Postal Service Should Go... Now

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Useless is a strong word but, quite fairly, it can and does apply to the U.S. Postal Service.

A Reality Check on Postal Service Finances

Ron Bloom | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Ron Bloom

Sacrifices will be required of the Postal Service, but hacking away at its core strength will not solve the problem. Instead, it would tear down a network that has taken more than two centuries to build. Americans should demand better.

More Junk Mail? It's On Its Way

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

Imagine a world without junk mail. Now stop, because the one real one is about to have a lot more of it. The United States Postal Service is cuttin...

A USPS Cover-Up? Sickening Package Mystery Heats Up

AP | Posted 05.13.2012 | Miami

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A postal worker says a mysterious leaking package from Yemen has left him seriously ill, but the U.S. Postal Service denies the packa...

Post Offices To Disappear In One State

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

DETROIT (AP) — An ailing U.S. Postal Service is preparing to close and consolidate processing facilities across Michigan, from its capital city to a...