Americans should demand federal lawmakers pull their heads out of the partisan morass and work together to cure what ails the U.S. Postal Service.

Normally, we might suggest readers mail their elected officials, but among those ills is extremely delayed — or worse yet — stolen mail. Confidence is eroding in what most Americans long believed to be one of the nation’s most reliable government institutions.

 Laura Elder: 409-683-5248;


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Bailey Jones

My experience, having lived in a variety of cities around the state, is that the post office issues in Galveston County are localized. No other place that I've lived has counted the USPS as a major source of complaints. Congress should get the post office back in the black - it's criminal to allow the people's postal service to run these deficits, especially when congress is the cause. And the Galveston USPS needs some new blood.

Diane Turski

I agree that fixing the USPS should be a priority of this new administration. In my opinion these two items would be a good start. Number 1: Replace the saboteur Le Joy with a competent person. Number 2:Roll back the poison pill legislation Congress passed to require prefunding pensions.

Bailey Jones


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