Because the pandemic looks likely to be under control this year, President JOE BIDEN has been spared the ferocity of a libertarian backlash against mask mandates, lockdowns and other measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 that some governors have faced. (Remember the time militiamen plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. GRETCHEN WHITMER over her response to Covid?) Biden’s timing has been good. For the most part he’s on track to be known for overseeing the lifting of these measures and the return to normalcy.