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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.

Articles

News and Features

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.

In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.

Walking the streets of Hebron feels like wandering through a post-apocalyptic video game come to life.

The tragic irony of this political moment: the people with the most faith in Obama are the hardest hit by the economic disaster, and this brute fact is driving the enthusiasm gap.

The Iraq War was never really about weapons of mass destruction, and the fight against the deficit is not actually about fiscal responsibility. It's a shell game for gutting the welfare state and redistributing wealth upward.

Despite public outrage and thirst for justice, there's a decent chance that BP will escape from the catastrophe relatively unscathed.

We can't get financial reform on the scale we need without embarrassing people.

Was Wall Street short-sighted—or did it know full well the financial crisis was coming?

The former Fed chief makes his case: everyone, and no one, is to blame for the financial crisis.

If banks aren't fighting the financial regulatory bill tooth and nail, then you know the reform isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Blogs

John Nichols appears on All in With Chris Hayes to consider America’s worst commanders in chief.
Katrina vanden Heuvel dissects the detachment of the ruling class on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.
The Nation's editor appeared on All in With Chris Hayes to discuss conservative rebuttals to President Obama's annual address. 
On last night's episode of All in With Chris Hayes, the guests criticized the racialized response to the Seattle Seahawks cornerback...
Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.
Despite emerging fissures within the GOP and widespread public opposition to their strategy, House Republicans continue to hold the federal...
The House GOP is holding America hostage with the same agenda that lost them the election.