Brian McNicoll

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Brian McNicoll
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How to Identify Those Souters in Sheep’s Clothing
By Brian McNicoll
To this day, if you want to bring chills to the spines of conservative Republicans, just mention the name David ...
May 20, 2021
Bail Money from the Well-Heeled Keeps Protest Movements Alive
By Brian McNicoll
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has gotten tough when it comes to dealing with what has become a semi-permanent class of ...
December 18, 2020
American Contractors Left Behind in Kuwaiti Prisons on Often-Trumped Up Drug Charges
By Brian McNicoll
Imagine if President Trump could have held the election a week later. The Monday following the vote featured news Pfizer ...
November 27, 2020
U.S. To Release Funds to Nigeria Despite Attacks on Religious, Press Freedoms
By Brian McNicoll
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said religious freedom is the United States’ top foreign policy priority. President Trump warned Nigerian President ...
April 30, 2020
Same Problems, Different Bailout for the Postal Service
By Brian McNicoll
One place you won’t find social distancing is in the line at the federal trough.With trillions of dollars being doled ...
April 22, 2020
An Envoy for Nigeria to Address Persecution of Christians
By Brian McNicoll
When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Washington in the spring of 2018, President Trump told him to put a stop ...
March 24, 2020
Rogue Federal Agency Makes Up Own Rules to Harass Tech Companies
By Brian McNicoll
In the past, when federal contractors complained about the treatment they received from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, ...
March 16, 2020
This Federal Agency Didn’t Get the Trump Anti-Deregulation Memo
By Brian McNicoll
Through his efforts to clean up the Postal Service, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the EPA and others, President Trump has demonstrated a ...
February 11, 2020
The Black Market Is the Real Problem With Vaping
By Brian McNicoll
Vox’s headline on its vaping story two weeks ago said President Trump canceled his plan to pull flavored e-cigarettes from ...
December 05, 2019
It’s Time, Finally, for the Postal Service to Figure Out What Its Products Cost to Deliver
By Brian McNicoll
Postmaster General Megan Brennan told reporters last Friday things are getting worse for the U.S. Postal Service and she sees ...
May 16, 2019
USPS Could Need Bailout in 2 Years or Less if Fiscal Problems Not Addressed, Panel Agrees
By Brian McNicoll
There was a lot to agree on at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the Postal ...
March 21, 2019
Protecting Cryptocurrencies From Chinese Predation
By Brian McNicoll
It is not common that industries created specifically to escape government oversight seek regulation, but then it’s also not common ...
January 31, 2019
Don’t Expect Rate Hikes To Solve the Postal Service’s Fiscal Problems
By Brian McNicoll
Later this month, the U.S. Postal Service will enact the biggest price hike in nominal dollars in its history. The ...
January 13, 2019
Report Says Trump Was Right; Postal Service Loses Money Because It Makes Bad Deals
By Brian McNicoll
On successive pages open ocean-deep in the report of President Trump’s task force on how to improve the U.S. Postal ...
December 21, 2018
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