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Post Office Revamps Service

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service is revamping its priority mail program to raise revenue and drive new growth in its ...

Check Out This Special Eid Stamp

Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

The U.S. Post Office has issued a new Eid stamp to commemorate this year's holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. Cust...

Post Office Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - While delivering mail on Chicago's North Side, Lakesha Dortch-Hardy spoke about how muc...

Dave Jamieson

You've Got No Mail: Postal Service Faces Bankruptcy | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

The post office in Syria, Va., is pretty easy to miss, but then so is the village of Syria itself. Lying in the eastern foothills of the Shenandoa...

Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream

Gar Alperovitz | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Gar Alperovitz

When progressives are being called "socialists" no matter what, there is little to lose and much to gain by clearly making the case for a long-term plan that confronts -- and ultimately overcomes -- the centrality of corporate power.

Cherry Blossom Centennial Stamp To Be Introduced

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service on Friday announced the upcoming introduction of its Cherry Blossom Centennial 45-cent Forever stamps. This ...

These Are The States With The Most Post Office Closings

Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

The U.S. Postal service plans to close nearly half of the nation’s mail processing centers beginning May 15th. The move, which follows a five-month ...

Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

While winter has spared remote areas of Minnesota this year, proposed budget cuts will slam the North Country if the U.S. Post Office abandons its location in Ponsford.

The Public Be Damned: Using the Amtrak Script to Kill the Post Office

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

There is an alternative to the current flood of crocodile tears over the death of written communication. We could return to the social compact that regarded mail service as something to be paid for by the people who benefit from it most.

Living People On Postage Stamps: Who Would You Choose?

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

By HOPE YEN and STACY A. ANDERSON Associated Press WASHINGTON — Who would you put on a stamp? Charlie Sheen? Lady Gaga? Yourself? Hoping to...

How Republicans Crippled The United States Postal Service

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

GOP efforts to cripple the Postal Service predate the current tea party "cut government spending" drumbeat echoing throughout Washington during these difficult economic times.

After Liberty, 11 Other Stamps The Post Office Screwed Up

Jonah Green | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Jonah Green

The United States Postal Service doesn't seem to know where the Statue of Liberty is. Case in point -- they printed three billion stamps commemorating...

Postal Service Takes Massive Loss Despite Deep Cuts

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service said Friday it lost $8.5 billion last year despite deep cuts of more than 100,000 jobs and other reductions in r...

Saturday Mail Delivery Poised To Become A Thing Of The Pas

Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Check your mailbox. If the U.S. Postal Service has its way, this could be one of the last Saturdays you receive mail....

The Post Office: The Logistics of Selling Pictures

Amy Bernays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Amy Bernays

I seem to spend a lot of my time wrapping up paintings and getting shipping quotes. I went to the post office and listened to a nice man cooing to his sweetheart loudly on his cell phone.

Government Health Care: Like the Postal Service?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Can a government-run agency, like the US Postal Service, be sufficiently nimble and flexible to thrive in the current business environment?

Jason Linkins

The U.S. Postal Service: A Winning Model For Health Care? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health care reform opponents frequently deride government intervention by snarking, "Do you really want health care brought to you by the people who b...

Seabiscuit Gets the Last Laugh

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Maggie Van Ostrand

A 44-cent stamp featuring the great thoroughbred racehorse, Seabiscuit, will be issued by the U.S. Postal Service. This stamp is significant for one huge reason: We the people did it!

Post Office May Cut Weekly Mail Delivery Days

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday...

US Post Office $2.8 Billion In The Red

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service ended its fiscal year $2.8 billion in the red, battered by a faltering economy that cut the amount of mail being...