For years, lawmakers have been urging the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs, in the interest of both taxpayers and mail users. It's ironic, then, that in a climate of ever-rising stamp prices, just when the USPS has made a bold move in the right direction, some Members of Congress...

At the beginning of this year, Britain ended the Royal Mail's 370-year-old monopoly on letter delivery, becoming the fourth and largest European economy to embrace an open postal market. Many European governments, though, are dragging their feet on postal liberalization, despite an EU directive calling for members to open the...