Get your hands off the post office,everyone

Congress is poised to vote on a bill that would give the US Postal Service perhaps $3 billion to purchase an all-electric fleet of vehicles. Those of us who are concerned about climate change and air quality might be thrilled at this prospect. The USPS has a huge fleet of

Stopping the Fentanyl scourge means securing the border and our mail

Comedian Kate Quigley is out of the hospital and recovering from a suspected overdose of cocaine and Fentanyl. She was lucky. Her fellow laugh-makers, Fuquan Johnson and Enrico Colangeli, died from the same mix that was allegedly shared at the Venice Beach, Calif., party. Quigley’s friend, Natalie Williamson, also succumbed….

Benjamin Franklin’s last letter

Shortly before he died on April 17, 1790, Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay, “Rules for Ruining a Republic.” He had been a master of satirical letters — we might call them hoaxes — written for political purposes. Among the more famous was one he quill-penned in 1773 to warm the

Senate congressionally directed spending requests reflect partisan divide

Overall, 64 senators made 8,055 requests totaling $26.8 billion. Far fewer Republicans participated than Democrats. Only 16 GOP senators submitted requests, including a few senior members like Appropriations Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL), Budget Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD). Only two Democrats, Jon Tester

Election Q&A: Katherine Gehl explains final five voting

Katherine Gehl is a former corporate CEO, founder of the Institute for Political Innovation, and the co-author, with Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, of “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy” (2020). Gehl argues that if Americans want results, innovation, and

Truth and governance: A new book offers an antidote to the misinformation imperiling our politics

As the digital revolution dawned a few decades ago, commentators peddled optimism about its potential to expand humanity’s collective knowledge. Needless to say, that optimism has hit a few snags. The Internet has become a bazaar of information hawkers, where expertise is looked on with suspicion, traffic in hooey is

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