Three hundred million dollars — that’s how much the Trump Administration intends to spend on an ad campaign to buck up a country that is beleaguered by one of the highest coronavirus death rates in the world. The media blitz planned by the Department of Health and Human Services will
This year perhaps half the votes cast in November, as many as 60 million ballots, will be requested and cast by mail — more than twice as many as in the 2016 presidential election. This means that the integrity of this election will be in the hands of the U.S.
Suddenly everyone seems to be worried about the U.S. Postal Service. Mail delays during Covid-19 were already stoking fears that the agency is collapsing right when we need it most. Then President Donald Trump stoked even bigger fears by telling Fox Business News that he might deliberately starve it of
When it comes to the mail, the Covid-19 crisis is catching America in a vise. On one hand, it has revealed just how much we depend on the U.S. Postal Service. It is the lone government agency that visits our homes and businesses on most days, and with stores largely
To date, five states—Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio—have postponed their presidential primaries. More states may well follow. But these elections cannot be put off indefinitely. Parties need to hold their conventions and select a presidential nominee before the autumn general election….(Read more)
Congress is a basket case. Our national legislature has passed only a couple dozen laws this year, a count which includes legislation naming a post office and appointing former Senator Bob Dole a colonel. Committees, once congressional powerhouses, are moving little legislation and are conducting fewer oversight hearings than in