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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

A tax loophole could let the ten largest paper companies rake in a whopping $8 billion. Where's the outrage?

Despite Obama's inaugural call for a New Era of Responsibility, the old cynicism threatens a comeback.

A new kind of economic populism is driving grassroots protests to nationalize, reorganize and decentralize the financial system.

Every Democratic elected official must answer an old but newly relevant question: are you for or against labor unions?

Hospital magnate Rick Scott, the face of GOP resistance to healthcare reform, has won the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary.

An act of civil disobedience at a coal-fired generator in DC shows the movement to halt global warming is now in its second act.

The White House plan to keep homeowners out of foreclosure seems to have the stick-to-carrot ratio about right.

Tough love from the Congressional Oversight Panel involves ripping the Band-Aid--otherwise known as TARP--off the mortally wounded banking system.

Reining in the Pentagon's wanton spending habits is going to be a long, hard slog.

Why do the Blue Dog Democrats get so much attention? They're more unified and cohesive than any other House faction. And then there's America's love affair with fiscal conservatism.


By refusing to condemn Israel’s oppressive policy towards Palestine, the United States is encouraging conditions in the region that...
The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and author on capturing some of Abraham Lincoln’s political nuance for the big screen.
Is the Israeli government’s preferred “solution” to the conflict really any different than the status quo?
Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.
You are either on the side of your fellow citizens and residents of this planet, or you are on the side of the storms as yet unnamed.
The debates show both candidates are more concerned with appeasing the coal industry than saving our planet.
The European Union and American electoral politics are both examples of human conflict channeled through non-violent processes.
 Language matters, but to what extent does it affect political progress?