The United States prides itself on being a free-market leader -- a country where big government famously takes a back-seat to private competition. But amazingly, when it comes to its $900 billion mail industry, the U.S. lags far behind much of the rest of the world. As other nations move...

Bill McAllister's Sept. 19 Outlook article outlined the dismal downward spiral of the U.S. Postal Service. But there's a clear fix: Congress should end the Postal Service's monopoly and repeal its universal service obligation, which were conceived before the advent of telephones and e-mail. Hardly anyone relies on letters as a...

Sub-standard coverage and unconscionably low payout rates currently characterize the U.S. Postal Service's postal insurance business, according to a new report by the Postal Rate Commission's Consumer Advocate. The report was released at a policy lunch hosted last month by the Consumer Postal Council. This latest management scandal comes at the...