Can Syria Be Solved? The Politics of Personality and Inequality

Can Syria be solved? The opposing sides in Syria's peace negotiations have agreed to meet in the same room, finally. Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator famous for 11-hour filibuster against abortion restrictions, gets criticized for stretching her narrative. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife plead not guilty to 14 corruption charges and Rachel Maddow lists his loot. A new study finds it's no harder to climb the economic ladder today than it was 20 years ago. Jon Stewart mocks Davos. What would you like to hear in the State of the Union address on Tuesday?

Special Guest Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation) joins from the Left.

Banner image: Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the UN and League of Arab States for Syria, speaks during a press conference after meeting the leaders of the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition. January 24, 2014. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré