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Your Congress hard at work–naming post offices

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It isn’t just your imagination—Congress really is spending more time on the urgent business of naming post offices. In an online article today, the Courier Express and Postal Observer runs the numbers from 1973 to the present and finds a startling increase both in the number of post office naming laws, and their share of the overall volume of legislation passed in each Congress. Although the totals have fallen the last four years, they remain way above the average for much of the period in question. The Observer attributes the trend largely to the post-9/11 desire to honor those who…