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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:19 PM

Trump's trade war is about to make it harder for Americans abroad to vote.

You've probably never heard of the UPU, or Universal Postal Union. It is a 145 year old treaty that facilitates the sending of mail across international borders. Trump is now threatening to withdraw from the treaty as part of his trade war with China.

Does China currently get somewhat of a sweetheart deal on shipping rates? Yes. Would it make sense to get some of our allies (do we have any allies left?) onboard to try and get a rate change? Sure. But Trump wants to go it alone and just leave the treaty. Which could be disastrous.

WaPo has a full article/opinion at:


The article is long and complex and just doesn't lend itself to a 4 paragraph excerpt.

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