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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

As Larry Summers takes a dominant role in crafting economic policy, it's up to Joe Biden to protect the interests of the middle class.

Why do people like Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Gary Gensler keep getting the Obama administration's plum jobs?

Washington desperately needs new blood. Will Obama's people provide the necessary transfusion?

We get it. He's pragmatic. But what does that mean--politically and philosophically?

To avoid the mistakes of the past, there are two basic criteria: First, no Wall Streeters; second, no one who helped create the current crisis.

Nothing brings left and right together like a Big Government intervention on behalf of Big Money.

The central thesis of Thomas Frank's new book, The Wrecking Crew, is that the kind of obscene depravity witnessed at the Department. of Interior is the natural result of the conservative philosophy of governance.

The Republican Party has set itself firmly against the agenda of the labor movement. So to observe Labor Day in St. Paul was a strange experience indeed.

Obama's voter-registration drive could be the change America's been waiting for.

It's given voice to a new silent majority--and made a few enemies. Now what?


Obama is leading nearly every poll, yet the conservative media continue trying to deny or discredit this fact. 
The candidate’s false division of Americans into “makers and takers” could be politically catastrophic.
The children struggling the hardest in school also happen to be some of the poorest in the country.
An Ohio produce farmer's fields of failed crop point to a problem that goes far beyond her family's losses.
With a pitch-perfect emblem of guilded-age greed as his opponent, and private equity in the spotlight, why isn't Obama much farther ahead...
Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.
After the Supreme Court knocked down several of its key components last month, where does SB-1070 go from here?
There is no state where a person can afford a two-bedroom apartment working a forty-hour week on any state’s minimum wage.