Violence on the Campaign Trail, Hope For Syria, Betting on The Election

The Takeaway

Coming up on today's show:

  • Disorderly outbursts are becoming commonplace at Trump events. But for some, these demonstrations are beginning to echo other violent eras in American politics. Heather Cox Richardson, a historian at Boston College, explains.
  • Peace talks between Syria’s main opposition groups and the government are taking place in Geneva today. David Kilcullen, a former adviser to General David Petraeus and to NATO in Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what you should expect.
  • Three German states went to the polls over the weekend for a referendum that many view as a test of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policies. Rieke Havertz, editor and writer for TAZ, a paper in Berlin, discusses the results.
  • As betting for March Madness begins here in the states, across the pond, many have already been betting on the presidential election. Mike Smithson, editor, has the details.
  • What is like to be a Democratic superdelegate? Nancy Larson, a former superdelegate for Minnesota, answers today on The Takeaway.
  • Alec MacGillis, politics and government reporter for ProPublica, discusses the past, present, and potential future of the carried-interest loophole, which allows hedge funds, private equity firms, and venture capitalists to avoid billions of dollars in taxes each year.
  • The U.S. census predicts that white Americans will no longer be the majority of the population by 2044. What will changing demographics mean for American politics? Steve Phillips, author of “Brown is the New White” and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, weighs in.