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Why Biden is in danger of replicating Wo...

Why Biden is in danger of replicating Woodrow Wilson’s propaganda machine

In an almost offhand fashion last week, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told several congressional committees that his Department of Homeland Security had created a new body, the Disinformation Governance Board (DGB). He offered few specifics as to how it was combating disinformation, and few have come since, apart from his meaningless comment that the DGB would […]

The one crucial thing Congress is missin...

The one crucial thing Congress is missing with its postal reform

The Senate is set to pass legislation as soon as today to bolster the U.S. Postal Service’s flagging finances. The measure was supported by Democrats and Republicans and will then head to President Joe Biden’s desk, having already cleared the House in February. Securing any bipartisan agreement in this town is a rare event, worthy […]

Call it what it is: Propaganda

Call it what it is: Propaganda

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 reportedly feature inspirational videos from […]

5 myths about the postal crisis

5 myths about the postal crisis

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 money to block mail-in voting…. […]

The Postal Service is in trouble: Here’s

The Postal Service is in trouble: Here’s one way to get it out

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 shut down, the USPS is […]