Considering all the other problems President Obama and the new Congress will face, dumping daylight savings time is pretty minor.

However, it still needs to be done.

Eliminating daylight time would thus accord with President-elect Barack Obama’s stated goals of conserving resources, saving money, promoting energy security and reducing climate change. At the very least, we should abandon the notion that we are saving energy while enjoying the extra hour of sunlight on hot summer evenings.

Any energy “savings” derived from changing the clock on an arbitrary date each year is an illusion at best.

It’s a concept that needs to disappear.