The United States Postal Service is tip-toeing into the 21st century. They announced plans to end overnight mail delivery, among other things. This is wise and simply reflects reality.
Friends don't write their friends and loved ones first-class letters anymore. They e-mail them or talk on the telephone. What I get in the mail, and I'll bet you do too, are bills, notices of medical appointments, a magazine, a catalogue or two. Delivery, say, three times a week is plenty for stuff like that. The serious letter to a loved one got there electronically yesterday or the day before. While they are at it, they can keep all that junk mail - save me the trouble of trashing it and maybe help a tree or two.
So congratulations, USPS. I've enjoyed attacking you over the years, but this time you got something right.
Morton is a retired political reporter who worked in Washington for CBS News from 1964-1993 and for CNN from 1993-2006. He attended his first political convention in 1960 and has been to most of them since then.