Even if you don’t like his policies, you ought to admire U.S. President Joe Biden’s pluck. Just imagine how he felt his first day in the Oval Office. The country was in the throes of a global pandemic, and it narrowly survived a failed coup most Republican leaders are still refusing to condemn. The Liar-in-Chief whom Biden vanquished in 2020 was (and still is) refusing to acknowledge he lost fair and square. The country was mired in an unwinnable war, and there was no way to get out of it neatly or cleanly. The Democratic Party held razor-thin margins in Congress, giving individual Senators a level of influence far exceeding their judgment or integrity. And if that weren’t enough, the ecosystem all life on Earth depends on is seriously out of whack.
Given the challenges Biden faced and the poor cards he was dealt, Biden hasn’t done that badly. Yet despite some genuine