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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 to reco...

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

Todd Fine | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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...

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.

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...

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...

Occupy The Post Office?

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

As more than 500 Tucsonans listened to a presentation by USPS rep Brian McCoy this week and waited to voice their opinions at the open mike, protesters from Jobs with Justice, Occupy Tucson, and the local postal workers' union chanted, waived signs, and signed petitions outside...USPS proposes to cut the number of facilities from 487 to 252 and reduce the workforce through lay-offs and attrition

Fixing the United States Postal Service

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology
Gabe Zichermann

The USPS has tremendous potential to innovate itself out of the hole it's in. Why oversee the demise of postal delivery when you can reinvent the organization for the future?

Metro Detroit Post Offices Slated For Closure

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2011 | Detroit

Wyandotte's Post Office has become the latest casualty of cuts to the nation's postal service. The office which has operated since 1855, is scheduled ...

Nate C. Hindman

Business Owners Brace For Massive USPS Cuts | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 12.09.2011 | Small Business

"Grandma may soon have to get in the car and drive 100 miles for her medicine," worried Bill Snodgrass, the owner of a USave Pharmacy in a small Nebra...

Matt Sledge

Santa's Elf At The Postal Service Confronts His Biggest Challenge Yet, The Economy | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Recession. Santa's got a new reindeer to wrangle, and it's sending hundr...

Apple's New App: A Hallmark Killer?

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.04.2011 | Technology

At Tuesday's "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote event, Apple announced Cards, a new app that allows iPhone and iPad users to create custom greeting cards tha...

10 Stamps We'd Like To See Before The USPS Closes

Posted 11.15.2011 | Comedy

The United States Postal Service is having some serious cash flow problems which are forcing them to consider major cutbacks. However, if tightening t...

Dave Jamieson

Postmaster General Warns Of Default, Pleads For Congressional Help | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The postmaster general pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to pass legislation that would help the postal service right it...

Matt Sledge

Postal Service Targets The Bronx: 17 Stations Could Be Closed Under 'Expanded Access' Study | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York

The United States Postal Service announced on Tuesday that up to 34 retail offices in New York City could be closed starting in January. A full half o...