The Administration: More Zip for the P.O.

While the rest of the nation celebrates the holidays, the U.S. Post Office yearly undergoes its weeks of winter discontent. This year the Post Office staggered beneath a record 9 billion pieces of holiday mail, an avalanche that subsides only gradually in the last hours of the old year. By diverting $30 million from next spring's budget, hiring temporary workers earlier than usual and winning a high degree of public cooperation — even the White House used ZIP codes on its Christmas cards — the Post Office managed to get by with...

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