John Nichols, on of the progressive movement's most stalwart supporters of the Postal Service, has this to say: "Postal workers are giving it their all this holiday season, as cards and packages must be delivered among ice storms, snowstorms and wild temperature drops. Yet postal workers are still under assault from political slackers in Washington — like House members who want nothing more than to diminish the United States Postal Service to such an extent that it can be bartered off to the highest bidder. The Postal Service is going through changes, to be sure. But it is wrong — and frankly absurd — to suggest that the only fix is downsizing." Read more.