Daylight Saving Time - How Is This Still A Thing?

If you find yourself dragging this week after changing the clocks back, perhaps you're asking yourself, "How is Daylight Saving Time still a thing?"

This Last Week Tonight clip from two years ago addresses that question.

There may actually be an end in sight of the time change scourge, at least in New England. Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island are considering banding together to recognize Atlantic Standard Time, which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. That would essentially put those states on the Daylight Saving schedule year round, with no springing ahead or falling back.

The thought is it will be easier to pull off if several states do it simultaneously. Read more about the plan from