Congressional hearings on the absurdly unfair postal rate hike will be held on October 30 at 10 a.m. Victor Navasky of the Nation and Jeff Hollingsworth of Human Events are going to testify about the damage the rate increase is doing to political and cultural periodicals. Remember, the National Catholic Reporter just halved its output because of this--they're suffering a mailing-cost increase to the tune of $100,000. For papers with smaller operating budgets, the rate hike has dealt a devastating blow. Commonweal is trying to figure out how to absorb the shock of a 15-percent jump in our mailing costs. So please consider signing the petition at this Web site set up by the Free Press.
Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015.