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Wanted: Suggestions for a Federal Holiday in August

Much to the dismay of Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service, there are no federal holidays in August. Because we’re always looking for an excuse to throw a good party, let’s make one up! If you’ve got an idea for a zany, brainy event or person worthy of national recognition on a certain day each [...]

USPS Rescue Plan: More Junk Mail!

The US Postal Service is like a damsel in distress. Severe distress. The rise of email and the Great Recession, coupled with bad management and its high labor (and labor’s retirement) costs have caused the institution [...]

How to Get Your Face on a Postage Stamp

Follow these five surefire steps and you’ll be stuck to the corner of envelopes in no time! Step #1: KICK THE BUCKET This is the hard part. According to the U.S. Postal Service, no living person can appear on an official stamp. No exceptions! (Clearly, the Postal Service is in the Elvis-is-dead camp). Step #2: BE PATIENT Don’t expect [...]