CHRISTIAN: a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ


This morning the papers carried the news that Ted Cruz had “won” the Republican slot for the presidency in the Iowa Republican Caucus.  The picture of his victory speech showed him in front of an American flag and a huge cross.   That’s because Senator Cruz boasts that he is a Christian and that it is […]

STRAW POLL: an unofficial survey to determine preferences

With all the media focus on the event in Iowa today, it occurs to me that some may not know the meaning of  a straw poll. This is not an official, unbiased caucus or election.   Those are run under scrutiny by agencies which have oversight for legally-constituted elections.   There are rules, regulations and statutes which […]