We welcome Lakshmi Chaudhry and Christopher Hayes as contributing writers to The Nation and to The Notion, our online blog. Both have appeared previously in The Nation. Chaudhry is a former senior editor at In These Times; Hayes is currently senior editor there. Based in San Francisco, Chaudhry has written for publications including Wired News, the Village Voice and Mother Jones and is the co-author of Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq. Hayes, who lives in Chicago, has written for publications including The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly and the Chicago Reader.