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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

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

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.

Blogs

This week -- a lot of appropriations work, more markups on health care legislation, the Senate gets started on its climate bill, and...
The corrupting influence of monied interests is so established by now, such a dog-bites-man story that it can be hard to find novel and...
In this week's Capitolism column I spotlight a new coalition of various progressive groups called Americans for Financial Reform. The idea...
At Upper Senate Park on the grounds of the US Capitol yesterday, on ahot, humid DC summer day, 10,000 people from across the country...
The Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) seemed to have hit a snag this week. One of the reasons was the opposition...
Here's what's happening this week: Congress will begin its July 4 recess at the close of business on Friday -- don't we all wish we could...
I sat down with Jake Blumgart of Campus Progress to talk about covering Washington DC. Here's a excerpt of our discussion of legislative...
From Greg Kaufmann: One problem with the Obama Administration's "Af-Pak" strategy -- aside from the lack of an exit strategy, air...