Trump’s Plan to Charge Amazon and other Online Retailers Higher Postal Rates

Rest assured that Bezos and Amazon are prepared for this and are miles ahead of the Trump clown car. I would guess that this would hurt smaller retailers much more. Have you seen the cars and trucks with “Prime” painted on them? That’s part of what’s going to replace the Post Office for Amazon.

You know who this will hurt the most? The Post Office—because they will lose Amazon’s business (and other retailers’). And that’s one of the few profitable components of the Post Office’s balance sheet.

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The Transformation of the Modern Republican Party

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE MODERN REPUBLICAN PARTY

I see the transformation of the modern Republican Party in five stages: 1) Barry Goldwater and the rejection of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, followed by Goldwater’s strategy of winning the South via race politics; 2) The alliance of the Republican Party with evangelical Christians in late 1970s, capped with Ronald Reagan’s victory which used that alliance to win the 1980 presidential election–thus began the era of the culture wars, including abortion, gay issues, anti-woman agenda, prayer in the schools, flag politics, etc.; 3) The transition of Republicans from small government to anti-government, with a decisive victory led by Newt Gingrich in 1994 through the so-called Contract with America (I called it the Contract on America); 4) The rise of Tea Party Republicans and the alliance of Republicans with white nationalism and other hate movements after the election of Obama in 2008; 5) The global decline of support for democracy and its embrace by most Republican voters who saw Donald Trump as an authoritarian leader who would align with white voters to revive American nationalism as a homogenous culture that rejects America’s growing ethnic, religious, and racial diversity.

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