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...

The explosion in internet commerce of the past few years has given American households and businesses unprecedented opportunities to benefit from the international marketplace. But the cost of the tilted playing field in international mail provision severely compromises those opportunities, largely at the consumer's expense. The advantages that flow from...