Fall back, spring ahead

Get ready to go through the routine of turning the clocks back an hour this weekend. Daylight savings time is leaving us... yet again.  Daylight savings time has been with us in the United States since the days of World War I. It has seen several changes since then but still exists essentially in its original form.  Clocks are changed during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.  The stated intent of daylight savings time is to make better use of daylight. The supposed tangible benefits are that it reduces crime, lowers energy usage, and reduces traffic accidents. One has to wonder, however, if the marginal improvement in these areas, if there are actually any, are worth the inconvenience of it all.  A 2017 poll found 74 percent of Americans want to end daylight savings time. I'm one of them. Given the lack of public support for daylight savings time, it's a marvel that it is...(Read Full Post)
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