Encore of Revival: America, November 8, 2021

America is losing trust in Washington. 38% is actually not that low for a sitting president; they all take a dip at times, especially between elections. And, it’s November of an off-election year. But, the recent USA Today poll shows a greater dissatisfaction. Democrats don’t want Biden to run again, and he hasn’t even been in office one year. The only other option is Trump. When a sitting president can run for re-election, but doesn’t, that is very bad for the whole party. But, that’s how upset Democratic voters are with their own people.

Republican voters aren’t too happy with their own party. They never really have been. A large portion of the Trump base is still angry with State Republicans for approving the election against their warnings. Nonetheless, that same, blamed Republican party is looking toward progress in the two approaching elections. That means we will switch from control by one distrusted party to control by another distrusted party.

In many ways, that would be a dream come true for the American founders—that government is best when distrusted by its own people. As bad as things are, there is a silver lining.


Biden approval falls to 38% as midterms loom: USA TODAY/Suffolk poll // USA Today

Joe Biden’s best hope of retaining power is Trump, the ogre under the bed // Guardian

Republican contender in Virginia avoids Trump’s campaign event // Guardian

Virginia GOP sees Youngkin as chance to reverse party course // AP

Foreigners & International Relations

Biden administration rescinds Trump-era policy limiting migrants at legal ports of entry // CNN

Soc Media, Cybersecurity & Tech

Mark Zuckerberg downloaded and used a photo app that Facebook later cloned and crushed, antitrust lawsuit claims // Yahoo News

Experts warn Facebook’s metaverse poses ‘terrifying dangers’ // NY Post

UK’s Online Safety Bill could spell jail time for trolls // Protocol

Markets, Economy & GDP

Big rebound in jobs: America adds 531,000 jobs to the economy in October // CNN

Analysis: Joe Biden and the American economy just got a double dose of good news // CNN

Monopoly, Corptocracy & Big Greed

Bill Gates and other ultra-rich depend on ‘millions of poor people’: billionaire Tom Steyer // Yahoo Finance


Judge suspends deadline for Chicago cops to get vaccinated // AP