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Outer Space Is Coming To Postage Stamps Near You

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.02.2016 | Science

Space buffs will have a lot to look forward to when it's time to send snail mail in 2016. The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a number of postage sta...

Citizens Deliver 150K Petitions Demanding Postal Banking

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

We can continue to have a rigged system that enables and encourages predators to take advantage of the public, or we can offer public options that protect and provide services for the public.

You Can Mail Guns -- And Poop! -- But Not Pot Ads

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

Poop and potatoes are fine to send in the mail. But pot ads? No. They’re banned. The U.S. Postal Service clarified on Thursday that it’s illegal t...

USPS Set To Deliver An Absurd Amount Of Mail This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

Rudolph can only guide the sleigh to so many houses for package deliveries before the little guy gets tuckered out. Thankfully, the United States Post...

The U.S. Postal Service Will Now Email You Pictures Of Your Mail

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology

The United States Postal Service is rolling out a new email initiative to make receiving snail mail more convenient. The new, free service, called "In...

For America's Unbanked: Re-establishing the Postal Savings Bank

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Tens of millions of Americans do not have a bank account. As a result, many of these Americans spend a reported $89 billion annually in interest and fees by using predatory services such as payday loan and check cashing services.

How Bernie Sanders Plans to Transform the Postal Service and Help Millions in Poverty

Michael Sainato | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

Millions of low-income Americans depend on check cashing institutions, pawn shops, and payday loans to fulfill much of their banking needs. These places are notorious for ripping people off and serves as one of the countless barriers that keep poor people impoverished.

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.

And Yet Another Attack On Our Postal Service

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

When that so-called "day of reckoning" comes, will We the People who benefit from all of the services that the USPS does provide and could provide end up being delivered a bill of goods?

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...

How Doug Hughes Took Free Speech to New Heights

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

And as long as the Supreme Court interprets "free speech" to include spending untold fortunes in elections, it seems fair to also define free speech as a peaceful protest on public grounds, or even public airspace.

Financial Exclusion: Why the Poor Get Poorer

Bill Bartmann | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

There is a saying about how expensive it is to be poor. Ironically, the less money you have, the more it costs you to manage and move it. Unbanked and underbanked families rely heavily on alternative financial services such as check cashers and payday loans.

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.

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.

Dave Jamieson

The Mail Is About To Get Slower

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. Postal Service planning to shut down 82 more plants starting in January, postal worker unions and allies in Congress are p...

Kate Sheppard

USPS Is Worried About What Climate Change Will Mean For Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service has a reputation for being unstoppable. And while rain, snow and gloom of night can't stop the U.S. mail, the he...

USPS Delivers Package Full Of Family Memories 15 Years Late

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Olivia Zieglar was understandably confused when a package arrived last week at her doorstep, full of VHS tapes from her mother. At first, she thought ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

The U.S. Postal Service Can Be Saved!

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Martin Shapiro

In the not-too-distant future, the United States' lower airspace will be abuzz with all manner of pilotless delivery UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones.

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.