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Dear Nate, I hope you don't mind me calling you that. I know you are a duly elected member of Alberta Legislative Assembly, but you are also Canadian, so my guess is that you are not overly formal. Recently the news came out that you are going to call for... Continue reading
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Close readers of this blog my note that I have not written in a while. Sorry about that. Just busy with my day job and personal life. I’m being prompted back to life by the helpful staff of some legislators in Ohio. As is my custom, when I can’t testify... Continue reading
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Recently the United States went through a tricky couple of weeks where use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 was suspended, and then reinstated. The problem? Out of more than 7 million doses given, perhaps seven people got blood clots. Two of them died, although it’s not yet... Continue reading
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Of all the oddities of Daylight Saving Time, one of the oddest is that the United States shifts the clocks the second Sunday of March, and much of Europe does it on the last Sunday of March. Maybe even more weird is Israel and some nearby countries, however, which switch... Continue reading
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Sometimes on this blog I back into the news at a leisurely pace. For this one, well... here’s the story I would have written back when I was a reporter: Supermajority now favors year round Daylight Saving Time WASHINGTON — A new poll shows that preference for permanent Daylight Saving... Continue reading
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I really really hate changing the clocks twice a year, but it’s become a bit more enjoyable the last couple of years because I spend a bit of time scanning the interwebs for funny pics, memes, comics, tweets, etc., related to Daylight Saving Time. You can find all of the... Continue reading
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I recently wrote about what’s going on in state legislatures around the country. One of the criticisms that I sometimes get is that I shouldn’t pay much attention to what happens in the states because the federal law needs to get fixed, and state-level efforts are pointless. That’s just wrong,... Continue reading
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When I started this blog I was a lone voice in the wilderness, complaining about having to change the clocks. Not even my mom read all my posts. But little by little, the audience has grown. Reporters started figuring out that I wasn’t just a crackpot, but that I could... Continue reading
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Last year at this time I had just finished testifying in Atlanta, and I had high hopes that we’d get to 20 states that had passed some kind of bill to #LockTheClock in 2020. Well, as we know, 2020 through us all for a loop. A few states that move... Continue reading
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Bottom Line at the Top: All research and scientists agree that changing the clock twice a year is deadly, especially in the spring when we rob an hour of sleep from the entire population, other than those lucky ducks in Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. If we decide to #LockTheClock... Continue reading
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Testifying in Kansas, I think my seventh state already this year, but this Sunflower State wanted written testimony first, so I thought I’d just share it here, too... Dear Chairman Barker, Vice Chair Arnberger, Ranking Member Ruiz, Rep. Francis, and members of the Federal and State Affairs Committee, My name... Continue reading
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I live in Denver, and recently had my first overnight trip in more than a year, going to Nebraska and Kansas to testify and talk to legislators (and to... you know... get out of the house and have a bit of father-son road-trip bonding time.) And now I'm feeling really... Continue reading
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Just a quick post from a hotel room in Topeka, the Kansas state capitol, to let you know that Daylight Saving Time is dead. Now, we will still have to move our clocks this spring, and there’s a 50-50 chance that we will have to do it again next year,... Continue reading
As close readers of this blog know, I spend just about all my time on two hard things: My day job is fixing the disinformation crisis and my hobby is fixing Daylight Saving Time. Every once in a while they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2021 at sco.tt
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Here’s another guest post by Jonathan Helton. His first post for this blog about childhood obesity was great, and now he’s back with a post that is very timely for me as my son returns to in-person learning for the first time since last March in the coming days. -Scott... Continue reading
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I didn’t write about the election in Georgia before it happened, I just didn’t want to allow myself to think about it, and really it was a matter for the people of the Peach State. But now that it is clear that both of the elections went to Democrats, and... Continue reading
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If you’ve recently received a note from someone using the name “Jay Pea” about Daylight Saving Time, and are searching to find out what the deal is, I’ve got answers for you here. tl;dr: “Jay Pea” is probably the pen name of James Perrault, what appears to be a guy... Continue reading
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Here is the transcript of my testimony to the House State and Local Government Committee, which is considering a Joint Resolution. Dear Chairman Wiggam, Ranking member Kelly, And members of the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee, I am the leader of the international movement to #LockTheClock, also known... Continue reading
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After the year we’ve all had in 2020, I gotta say I’m excited to be writing about 2021. This post is available to all, of course, but is specifically written for state legislators, and staff. For the first time ever, you now have the wind at your back as you... Continue reading
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Jon Lovett has been tweeting, podcasting, and probably yelling out of his window about fixing Daylight Saving Time. But he doesn’t have a blog, so when people search for “Jon Lovett daylight saving time” they see my post from last year near the top of the results. (I have been... Continue reading
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In this year, especially, we could use some lightness on the topic of darkness. This is the latest in a series of posts. For other fun stuff you can just click this topic, or see the posts from 2019, 2018, 2017, Spring 2016, and Fall 2016. With all those, you... Continue reading
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When I first started fighting to #LockTheClock six years ago, I knew that clock changing was annoying. I have come to learn that it's also deadly, and we have lots of stats about that on the research page. Then came the day I went to testify in Nebraska, and the... Continue reading
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Good morning, Europe! Did you enjoy your extra hour of sleep last night? Photo by Marcus Lenk on Unsplash It’s been six years now that I’ve been following Daylight Saving Time news, and at least a couple that I’ve been paying attention to what’s going on in Europe with a... Continue reading
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Two years ago I wrote a 2018 guide to voting in Colorado for friends and family. This time I decided to do it again. It’s not so much that I think I'll persuade anyone, it just might be handy, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at sco.tt
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I’ve been thinking some about history of late, in part because of the historical connection between DST and a global pandemic. But also in part because I think the clock changing really will be going away soon. (“Soon” in historical terms, that is; soon when you think how it has... Continue reading