us-postal-service

COMMENTARY

Waiting for the mail, and longing for the return of the Pony Express | Frank DeFilippo

BY: - March 28, 2021

America can put a dune buggy on Mars, 140 million miles away, but can’t deliver mail across town. Honk if you favor the return of the Pony Express.

House Democrats pummel postmaster over sharp declines in on-time mail delivery

BY: - August 24, 2020

In a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Democrats pressed DeJoy over an internal report made public over the weekend showing steep declines in on-time mail deliveries since July — challenging GOP claims that Democrats manufactured the crisis.

Despite Postal Service pivot, Shapiro primes lawsuit; Wolf, Casey urge vigilance

BY: - August 18, 2020

“For generations, Pennsylvanians have relied on the Postal Service. ... Now, we’re relying on the Postal Service to undergird our democracy,” Gov. Tom Wolf said during a conference call with home state journalists. 

Ahead of U.S. Senate hearing, Postal Service boss backs off from proposed changes

BY: - August 18, 2020

A Senate oversight panel will hear from the postmaster general on Friday about sweeping policy changes at the U.S. Postal Service that critics fear could jeopardize the fall elections

COMMENTARY

The Post Office is a core function of government. We have to fight efforts to undermine it | John A. Tures

BY: - August 18, 2020

By John A. Tures In the early, 1980s David Brin wrote the novel “The Postman” about an America ravaged by war, economic calamity, and a plague. A drifter finds a postman’s uniform and letters, and begins delivering them, creating a mail service that he uses to trade for supplies to the small enclaves of Americans […]

COMMENTARY

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: 5 key facts about the U.S. Postal Service | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 17, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service, enshrined in the Constitution, provides key services to rural America, and is a gateway to the middle class for thousands.

What postal delays and lawsuits mean for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania

BY: - August 16, 2020

Amid a pandemic, encouraged by lawmakers and advocates, they flocked to the option. About 1.5 million voted by mail in the state’s June primary. 

Report: Postal Service tells 46 states, including Pa., mail-in ballots could be delayed

BY: - August 15, 2020

A Washington Post analysis listed Pennsylvania among the ranks of states facing a "heightened warning" of delays, a cohort of 186 million voters nationwide.

COVID-19 pushes Postal Service’s finances to the brink

BY: - April 17, 2020

Everything from pharmaceutical deliveries to mail-in ballots could depend on whether Congress can shore up the agency’s finances.