Entries Tagged as 'U.S. Postal Service'

Still Short on Postal News — Especially What’s Most Important to New Mexicans

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Congress, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier Nearly 150 post offices in rural communities across New Mexico have or will have their hours trimmed over the next year as the U.S. Post Office seeks to cut its budget. That’s the opening line of a story that ran Sunday in the Las Cruces Sun-News. But that news has yet to […]

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Journal Finally Runs a U.S. Postal Service Editorial – To Bash Unions

January 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, labor, role of government

By Denise Tessier What’s worse than the Albuquerque Journal running guest columns that mislead and/or misinform? Answer: an official staff-written editorial that misleads and misinforms. The editorial in question is “USPS needs to be creative.” As regular readers know, I’ve complained via numerous posts – here and here and here and here – that the […]

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Shutdown Provides Proof That Post Offices Aren’t a Taxpayer Burden

October 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · budget policy, journalism, role of government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Why, with the federal government shut down, are post offices still open? Because they’re not funded with taxpayer dollars. While this week’s federal shutdown left parks closed, Native Americans without funding for crucial services and the president of the United States forced to cancel an important diplomacy trip to Malaysia and the […]

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Journal Helps Deliver Pervasive Misunderstandings About the Postal Service

February 11th, 2013 · 3 Comments · labor, role of government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” could keep postal workers from their appointed rounds. But in August, those Saturday rounds could stop – and in a nutshell, Congress would be to blame. But don’t look to get that story from the Albuquerque Journal. On its Saturday editorial page, […]

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Still No Support for the Postal Service

August 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Do we Americans still not care whether the U.S. Postal Service exists? If one gauges an answer by looking to the House of Representatives or the Albuquerque Journal, the answer appears to be “no.” With regard to Congress, it appears to be “no” because the House adjourned for five weeks without passing […]

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Where Is Media Advocacy as the U.S. Postal Service – and Rural America – Come Under Siege?

October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Why isn’t local media, including the Albuquerque Journal, championing preservation of the U.S. Postal Service? Aside from it being an American institution that predates nationhood (founded 1775), aside from it being synonymous with the origin and history of most U.S. towns, aside from the delivery service it provides less expensively than private […]

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