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Government Agencies Are Secretly Going Through Your Snail Mail, Too

Apparently the National Security Agency is not the only government organization
violating Americans’ privacy rights by collecting massive amounts of data.

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Stamp Rate Hike

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Postal Service Seeks to Stop Delivery to Your Door

Pretty soon, you may have to walk all the way to your curb or a neighborhood “cluster box” to pick up the latest unsolicited coupons.

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Mayoral Mail

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USPS Under Fire

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End of Saturday Mail Delivery

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Postal Disservice

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Going Postal

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GOP War on USPS

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Saturday Delivery

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USPS Seeks to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

Struggling under the weight of mandatory future retiree benefit payments, the U.S. Postal Service said it would move to a five-day schedule in August to save $2 billion a year.

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Postal Service May Slash 35,000 Jobs

The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it is thinking about closing more than half of its mail-processing centers, which would eliminate more than 35,000 jobs, in order to turn a profit. (more)

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 READ MORE



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U.S. Postal Service Begs Congress for Help

The United States Postal Service can’t pay its bills, and management is asking Congress for money and concessions, including eliminating 220,000 jobs. This, despite agreeing in May not to lay off workers. (more)

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 READ MORE


Obama’s Pen Pals

Every day the president reads 10 letters from the public that are handpicked by his staff. Lately, he says, a lot of them are about health care. Here’s a White House-produced look at the process.

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The Mail War

Hillary Clinton was so irked by a couple of Barack Obama campaign mailers that a few days ago she publicly scolded him and said “every Democrat should be outraged.” Clinton herself has been accused of sending misleading mailers to voters, including one that went out shortly after her now infamous “shame on you” news conference. For inundated Ohioans, it’s a question of whom to trust. Updated.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008 READ MORE


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politico.com

Romney Hits Out at Rivals Over Immigration

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is engaged in a make-or-break contest in Michigan, and his eleventh-hour mailers to supporters are striking an urgent note, as evidenced by this recent swipe at rivals John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee over their stands on immigration. 

Posted on Jan 15, 2008 READ MORE


Bush as the emperor
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Bush Thinks He’s the Emperor

Adding to a long list of subversive signing statements, George W. Bush has taken the knees out from under recently passed postal legislation that requires a warrant to open mail. You’d think with his army of advisers and aides someone might explain to the president that when Congress passes a law, and he signs it, that’s the law, not a prompt for interpretive rule.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Mail Order Wife
From A Foreign Affair

On the Great Ukrainian Bride Hunt

A Harper’s reporter goes undercover on a tour designed to introduce Western men to Eastern European and Russian women. The tour company says men are treated ?like an alpha-male wolf ...  having the sheep brought in.? (The picture above is a real company listing.)

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


iPod factory
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Working Conditions in China’s Apple iPod Factory Exposed

The Mail on Sunday publishes an exposé on the conditions endured by iPod assemblers in China. Says a female worker: “We have to work too hard and I am always tired. It’s like being in the army. They make us stand still for hours. If we move, we are punished by being made to stand still for longer.”

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    U.S. Opens Private Mail in Terrorism Fight

    Customs officials can open and read any mail sent from abroad, and do so whenever they deem it necessary to protect the country. | story

    Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


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