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Defenders of DST

Lots of email from defenders of Daylight Saving Time, including fathers who say it lets them have time outside with their kids after work.

Another email:

Mr. Miller, I too have been against Daylight Savings Time, but now I have to reconsider. I just got off the phone with my retired mother, who lives independently and drives herself everywhere except during the hours of darkness, when driving is hard for her. She is overjoyed now that she can attend evening Lenten services at her church (an Eastern Orthodox parish). So there is some benefit to it, and that benefit can be described as conservative.

I remain firmly opposed to this abomination, but those are the best arguments in its favor.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.