I have not been paying much attention to the U.S. voting circus, but even the little attention I have given it has simultaneously felt like far too much and far too little. Far too much in that mixing too many non-reality-realities gives me a headache. Far too little in that I have missed an interesting detail. Apparently senator Ted Cruz openly called for getting rid of the ethanol subsidies that many Iowan farmers depend - whilst campaigning in Iowa. And he won. Now if that's true, then that is a fact that demands explanation.
A somewhat interesting article on Texas senator Ted Cruz, here. His aim of impeding the growth of the Federal government is laudable, but the scale of the task is surely way beyond any one man even if he were to become president. Still, I would like to be able to visit the U.S. at some point in my life, and the further away from totalitarian despotism it is, the better.