Postal monopoly stifles free speech

What cause could bring together left-wingers like The Nation, neocons at National Review, and paleos at The American Conservative?

The Postal Service is about to implement rate increases that will hit smaller magazines much harder than high-circulation ones.  The postal poobahs adopted this idea at the urging of none other than Time Warner — whose big publications stand to benefit from putting their smaller competitors out of business by making it too expensive for them to compete.

Of course Congress could step in and pass legislation adjusting the rates more equitably.  Or it could question the whole notion of the Postal Service having a monopoly on delivering magazine subscriptions (and first-class letters) in the 21st Century.

Hey, I can dream, can't I?

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