Daylight saving time: Why is this still a thing?



Last updated 3/11/2021 at 12:32pm

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, daylight saving time for 2021 will begin, clocks will spring forward an hour, and Washingtonians will once again ask themselves how this annual ritual is even still a thing we all must do.

The supposed reason for daylight saving time is for us to make better use of natural daylight during the spring and summer. However, the practice of shifting back and forth between daylight saving time and standard time has proved to be a dangerous and altogether useless exercise that ultimately does more harm than good. It’s time to end the shift once and for all and spa...

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