Biden in crisis management mode as Covid catastrophe begins to fade

From climate change to gun control, and the increasing numbers gathering on the country’s border, US president Joe Biden has a daunting list of issues to tackle

Joe Biden: the US President‘s chances of building upon his early victories are dwindling unless the filibuster is replaced. Picture: Getty

Immigration and infrastructure. Covid and climate change. An economy in tatters and a country divided. Not to mention escalating tensions with China and North Korea’s latest nuclear gambit. And now gun control and a seismic nationwide battle over voters’ rights have been added to Joe Biden’s to-do list.

No one thought his presidency would be smooth sailing. Factor in gleeful GOP intransigence in the Senate and Biden’s various challenges, which US pundits like to describe ...