The Consumer Postal Council champions world-class postal services by promoting programs and policies that increase productivity, transparency and eliminate distortions and inefficiencies caused by monopolies.

The first political campaign I worked on took place in 1990. I’d just returned to Massachusetts after serving in the Army. Elections were taking place for state-wide offices, including the governor, attorney general and treasurer. I’d worked in the Massachusetts State House while in graduate school and had met several...

The $2 trillion congressional coronavirus assistance package would provide badly needed relief for millions of Americans and businesses but little for one organization already in desperate financial health. The U.S. Postal Service has been in money trouble for years. Now, covid-19, the disease the virus causes, is forcing the quasi-governmental agency into a...