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Christopher Hayes

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Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Editor at Large

Chris Hayes, Editor-at-Large of The Nation, hosts “All In with Chris Hayes” at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday on MSNBC.

Previously, Hayes hosted the weekend program “Up w/ Chris Hayes,” which premiered in 2011. Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, Chris had previously served as a frequent substitute host for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Chris became a MSNBC contributor in 2010 and has been with The Nation since 2007.

He is a former Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, Chris was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.

Since 2002, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy, to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, the Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.

His first book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, which is about the crisis of authority in American life, was published in June 2012. Chris grew up in the Bronx, graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.


News and Features

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As welcome as it was, the removal of George W. Bush was not enough to cure what ails us.

In the midst of a global financial crash and the climate crisis, New China enters its third act.

Congress is finally ready to address climate change--but the American public seems headed in the opposite direction.

The Chinese own so much of us that they're stuck with us.

The filibuster has become a cancer growing inside the world's greatest deliberative body.

The quickest way to Rahm Emanuel's bad side: put progressive pressure on conservative Democrats.

The ACORN tapes and the Inequality of Accountability.

If banks were people, here's what the full $17.5 trillion bailout would look like.


With lawmakers preparing to cast their votes on Syria, Chris Hayes explains where he stands. 
Bond holders are at odds with municipal workers over who will bear the brunt of the city’s bankruptcy.
Chris Hayes responds with optimism to Wen Stephenson’s review of his documentary, The Politics of Power.
Netflix’s new hit show aims to address inequality in the application of criminal justice. 
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Elizabeth Warren celebrates the confirmation of Richard Cordray to head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
State legislatures in Ohio and Texas have employed draconian tactics to bypass public debate on restrictive abortion measures.