What We Lose with a Privatized Postal Service

What We Lose with a Privatized Postal Service

Did you know that when you ship a package through Federal Express, the U.S. Postal Service often carries it the last mile? Last year, the Postal Service delivered 1.4 billion packages for FedEx and UPS. In fact, it delivers the last mile for almost a third of FedEx...
Driving Government Out of Business

Driving Government Out of Business

Republican operative Grover Norquist used to quip about shrinking government to the point where it would get small enough to drown in the bathtub. You probably thought he was kidding. His joke could be on us all soon enough. Pollsters say the Republican Party is...
An American Banking Revolution Awaits

An American Banking Revolution Awaits

Vermonters aren’t like the rest of us: They live in a small state with a flinty history and a legendary suspicion of outsiders. That independent streak gained luster when 15 Vermont towns voted earlier this year to reinforce this independent tradition by...
Boxing Us into Poor Job Prospects

Boxing Us into Poor Job Prospects

You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what. Not Walmart-style “jobettes,” but real jobs. We need more stable employment with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in what goes on, and jobs that have strong protections...
When Postal Workers Double as First Responders

When Postal Workers Double as First Responders

America’s letter carriers deliver letters and packages to nearly every address in the country six days a week. They also serve their customers in unexpected ways. Letter carriers know and care about their neighborhoods and customers, and they can sense when...