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Editorial: Makes sense

We usually skip right past internet causes. Normally they incite division, or anger, or, too often, are just downright fake.

One online petition, however, has caught our eye. It urges Congress to do away with Columbus Day (how many people, except for those in the federal or state workforces, even observe it?). The petition asks that Election Day instead be made a national holiday.

This makes sense. The change of holidays would reduce any pressure on people in the labor force to get to the polls on time. It would add more gravitas to the day which is, after all, the annual renewal of our democratic vows. And it would also serve to celebrate one of the greatest days on the national calendar.

Down with Columbus Day. Up with Election Day. The proposed change in national holidays has our vote. ...

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