Customs: A Chaos of Clocks

It's about time to do something about time. This was the consensus of a parade of witnesses representing transportation, communication, finance and farm who testified last week before a Senate committee called to consider three bills for reforming the U.S.'s unhappy clock chaos. It was an apt coincidence that the committee convened on the first full day of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time in the District of Columbia, that is. Across the border in Virginia, Arlington moved forward one hour, but Richmond will stay behind until May 30—at which point it will be an hour ahead of the...

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