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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

The visionary professor who inspired the "free culture" movement takes on money in politics.

A former GOP fundraiser talks about donor psychology, disillusionment and the high cost of winning.

Ten Congressional Democratic challengers have proposed a "Responsible Plan to End the War." It just might work.

The uproar over intemperate remarks by Obama's former pastor reveals all that's repellant in our national discourse over race, religion and politics.

Here's why Obama is the left's best chance to take back the country.

Latinos supported Hillary Clinton in the chaotic Nevada caucuses, but how much do her policies support them?

No matter who wins the Democratic election, the John Edwards campaign has set the domestic agenda for the entire field.

As conservatives stare into an electoral abyss, the shadowy group that smeared John Kerry in 2004 has reorganized and stands poised to do its dirty work again.

His phenomenal candidacy is giving the long-fractured libertarian movement a Kumbaya moment.

Pushing past TV's divisive debate format, a unusual forum in Iowa Saturday pushed Democratic candidates to really explain where they stand on pollution, immigration and predatory lending.


Why doesn’t the United States seem to be capturing anyone anymore?
We have a society that on the one hand has become comfortable with war, and on the other hand wants to distance itself from it as much as...
If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.
How much of an impact will gay donors have in the upcoming presidential election?
What does the Chen Guangcheng story say about the United States?
 Should gun owners be feeling threatened by President Obama and critics of “Stand Your Ground” laws?
Chris Hayes's take on the Mike Daisey controversy.