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Permanent daylight saving time? That’s insane | READER COMMENTARY

It’s mildly amusing, but sad, that the Senate passed a law extending daylight saving time to the entire year in order to improve the mental health of Americans. (“Here’s how a permanent daylight saving time would impact sunset and sunrise times in Baltimore,” March 16).

The reason it’s sad is that the United States Senate has such a high percentage of duly elected crazy people. One can hope that if such a law passes — and if it does, indeed, improve mental health — it will have a salutary effect on the sanity of the Senators themselves.

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The last time this law was passed, it was rescinded quickly after newspapers all across the country printed pictures of cute little children waiting in the dark for school buses. I suggest that newspapers retrieve those pictures from their archives and send them to the members of the House of Representatives and to the president.

— Henry Farkas, Pikesville

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