The European Union and several U.S. states, including California,
Florida and Ohio, are either considering dropping the shift or
taking steps to do so.
This month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to
make daylight time permanent year-round. In a statement,
Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, said that “springing
forward and falling back year after year only creates unnecessary
confusion while harming Americans’ health and our economy.”
I’m strongly in favor of this. I know it sucks to get up for work or school in the dark, but it sucks to have the sun set at 4:30 in the afternoon, too. It also seems to me that we’ve named our times wrong — what we call “standard time” is only used 133 days per year. If we do drop the shift, it’ll be to standardize on daylight saving time.