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Mailing It In

Katrina vanden Heuvel writes: “In an era in which an ever-increasing number of Americans vote by mail, either as part of a specific state initiative or via absentee ballots, and when magazines of opinion that are delivered by our postal workers provide much of the content that makes the Internet an essential tool of our democratic discourse, it is not just economically unwise to speak casually about privatizing the USPS before we have considered the consequences. It is a fool’s mission.”

Okay, let’s consider the consequences first. But I can’t say that I am afraid that a privatized mail service wouldn’t deliver ballots and National Review.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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