Time to abolish DST

Earlier this year Legislators in New Hampshire discussed the idea of ending the twice-yearly practice of adjusting clocks by 1 hour to either begin or end Daylight Saving Time (DST). The measure passed the NH House but was killed in the Senate. The idea however has not died, and was even studied in depth in […]

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Does the debt ceiling do any good?

The Washington Post recently answered the question: “Why does the debt ceiling exist?” In answering the question, they reported, “The debt ceiling was set up in 1917 so the [US] Treasury could borrow money up to a limit without repeatedly having to go to Congress for permission. (The debt ceiling took its modern form, the […]

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What the change to Rule 41 means for you

Despite a last-minute effort to halt the change, federal investigators received expansive powers on December 1. Reuters reports, “Democratic Senator Ron Wyden attempted three times to delay the changes, which… allow U.S. judges [to] be able to issue search warrants that give the FBI the authority to remotely access computers in any jurisdiction, potentially even […]

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Do we really need time zones?

A couple of weeks ago most Americans, many in Arizona and everyone in Hawai’i excluded, “fell back” with the end of Daylight Saving Time. And as happens in this twice a year ritual of changing the clocks, they “spring ahead” in March, there is some discussion about ending Daylight Saving Time. For example, Jacqueline Ronson […]

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