Christopher Hayes is Editor at Large of The Nation and host of Up w/ Chris Hayes on MSNBC (Sat 7-9am and Sun 8-10am). From 2010 to 2011, he was a 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, Hayes was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.
Since 2002, he’s written about political culture and political economy. 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 book about the crisis of authority in American life will be published by Crown in spring 2012.
Chris grew up in the Bronx, graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a BA in Philosophy and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kate.
They’re hyper-educated, ambitious and well rewarded. So why are our elites so incompetent?
Is America finally learning that extreme inequality isn't just bad for those at the bottom—it’s ruinous for those on top, too?
It's time to banish our dangerously-simplified us-versus-them mentality and recognize the world as it is: shot through with suffering and complexity.
Transcript for the April 1, 2011, episode of The Breakdown, featuring Barry C. Lynn.
The biggest threat to economic recovery—and to President Obama's shot at re-election—is the price of gas. Why is Wall Street still allowed to aggravate the uncertainty in the market?
For the condo-buying, sushi-eating Beltway elite, the recession is over. For the rest of America—not so much.
The uprising in Egypt is a rare opportunity to support democracy without imperialism. Will Obama take the chance?
The most important vote of the 112th Senate will likely be its first.
A federal court in Virginia ruled Monday that an aspect of Obama's healthcare reform law is unconstitutional. In this previously posted episode of The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes asks Columbia law professor Gillian Metzger whether this argument holds up.
Republicans have spent their postelection victory lap fearmongering over the deficit. But now they've insisted all Bush tax cuts be extended, at great price to the national debt.