President Donald Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian air base last week has drawn a mix of support and confusion about our country’s role in the embattled nation’s years-long civil war. Trump said he launched the strike in response to the Syrian government launching a deadly chemical attack, but the U.S. strike could have consequences. It’s an action Barack Obama never took, but one Hillary Clinton urged just a day before the missile launch, during an interview with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. Kristoff and former Times journalist Sheryl WuDunn join Jim Braude to talk about it all.

Rep. Michael Capuano has been front and center in some of the biggest battles on the U.S. House floor this year: health care, internet privacy and, possibly soon, action in Syria — an issue on which the congressman has a cautious view.

Jim shares his thoughts on the long lasting effect newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch could have the high court.