Postal Service

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…

This Republican Party Is Not Worth Saving

I was a Republican for most of my adult life. I came of political age in 1980, and although I grew up in a working-class Democratic stronghold in Massachusetts, I found a home in Ronald Reagan’s GOP. Back then, the Republicans were a confident “party…

The Terrifying Inadequacy of American Election Law

Merely voting and counting the votes in this year’s election will be an extraordinary challenge. The country faces the worst public-health crisis in a century, a potentially severe shortage of poll workers, mail-in voting on an unprecedented scale, mounting functional problems at the U.S. Postal…

Harris: ‘Great Faith’ in Postal Service’s Ability to Handle Ballots

During an interview with Charlotte’s WSOC on Friday, 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) stated that she has “great faith” in the United States Postal Service’s ability to handle the increased amount of mail-in ballots. Harris stated, 0…

‘We Have Seen Very, Very Little Fraud’

President Donald Trump has spent months trying to convince Americans that universal mail-in voting would be a disaster for democracy. It is “dangerous,” he says, potentially “catastrophic”—an “embarrassment” that would “make our country the laughingstock of the world.” Just this week, in his speech kicking…

The U.S. Is Facing the Possibility of a Truly Illegitimate Election

On Election Day, 1888, approximately one hour after the last vote was cast, four masked men burst into a polling place in Plumerville, Arkansas. Waving pistols and shouting threats, they forced election officials against a wall, seized the ballot box, and disappeared on horseback into…

Rand Paul: USPS Shouldn’t Be Given Money Unless They Reform

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that giving money to the Post Office is the same as setting it on fire and “There’s no way to give any money to the 0…

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