Patridge: Neither rain, sleet nor political divisions should block postal reforms

PARTRIDGE

Who hasn't heard about mail delays, price hikes, cuts and closures of mail facilities? Who hasn't seen the mail carriers out after dark? Who hasn't experienced (or know someone who's experienced) late arrival of crucial medicines or late delivery of credit card or rent payment?

Official postal service reports show a yearly net loss. We are told that the slow mail and price rises are needed to stem the red ink. The shift of mail to the internet is blamed. And revenue from first-class mail is certainly down. But revenue from package delivery is up.