Chomsky talks about the attempt by the United States to topple the government of Syria, the overthrow of the Libyan and Iraqi governments under the Obama and Bush administrations, and Turkey's role in funneling support to Daesh.
In the second segment, activist and writer Mazda Majidi joins Becker to talk about the initiation of a two-week ceasefire in Syria that came into effect over the weekend. The United Nations has said that so far it’s holding, but opposition leaders are saying it’s on the verge of collapse. What are the prospects for long term peace in a country ravaged by five years of war?
Finally, it's Super Tuesday. We are joined by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, who talks about the rise of Donald Trump, the role of white supremacy and racism in the Republican Party, the role of the Clinton administration expanding mass incarceration, and ending social and economic programs benefiting poor people. Can Bernie Sanders gain back his momentum?