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Will Labor Solidarity Save the Post Office?

David Morris | Posted 07.26.2014 | 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 07.26.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Mailing A Letter Is About To Get More Expensive

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of ...

My 21st Century Pen Pal And I Use Skype To Chat

April Rudin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Media
April Rudin

The Internet has facilitated immeasurable connectivity between people in any country around the world, and furthered just about everything that I can think of. It has spawned a barrier-free world of information for people to connect and collaborate at will, propelled largely by a desire among humans to share ideas, passions, goals and experience.

Well That's Embarrassing...

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp is coming back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp design rele...

Yes to Amazon. No to the Public. Welcome to the New Post Office

David Morris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The announcement that the US Postal Service will deliver packages for Amazon on Sundays came just a few days after a federal judge halted USPS' sale of Stamford's historic downtown post office.

Ashley: Los Angeles, February 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I'm exiting the post office toward my car when she walks by me, with her white hair, mocha skin, translucent eyes that stand out from a distance, ...

Amazon, USPS Join Forces For Sunday Deliveries

Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Amazon is offering the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service a lifeline, The Washington Post reported. On Monday, the online retailer announced plans to ...

How to Save The Incredible Shrinking Post Office

David Morris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Morris

The post office does not have to disappear.  Here are five steps toward reviving and strengthening this valuable public institution.

Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word

Juri Koll | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Most of us have forgotten the unique rhythmic noise of words being typed on a page with a typewriter. What we know these days is soft and sometimes silent, whether composed with our fingers or our thumbs. Tim Youd has not forgotten that original sound.

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 ...

$1.9 Billion Lost

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service said Friday it lost $1.9 billion over the last three months and warned that losses would continue to mount witho...

The Plight of the Postal Service

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

The United States Postal Service is in a freefall due to poor management, a starkly shortsighted, paralyzed Congressional leadership, and the steady march of right wing ideologues.

NYC: My Own Personal Cocktail Party

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Jeanne Martinet

At the risk of seeming New York-centric, I believe people here tend to be more culturally-diverse and more engaged in what goes on around them than people in most other places, so our conversations tend to be more interesting -- and often more unguarded.