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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

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.


The ACLU has announced the U.S. "Terrorist Watch List" is veering ever closer to the 1-million mark, reaching over 900,000 names this week...
The United States' rapidly metastasizing prison population has reached a new milestone: as the NYT reports, today, more than one in 100...
When it comes to providing helmets for U.S. soldiers abroad, the Defense Department hasn't shown itself to be particularly discriminating...
To add to its $141-billion spending bonanza in 2009, the Air Force wants another $6 billion for another 120 C-180Js. And another $3.9...
Brock Olivo, former running back for Mizzou and the Detroit Lions on why he's qualified to serve as the congressman from Missouri's 9th...
A grinning soldier gives a thumbs-up over a greying corpse. Two captives stand nude, shackled wrist-to-wrist. Ten new Abu Ghraib photos...
I was sick yesterday so didn't have an opportunity to note William F Buckley's passing. John Nichols has some thoughts here, but I was...
Te-Ping's post on Tom Coburn's obstruction of the Genetic Non-DIscrimination Act gives me an opportunity to link this great piece by Ryan...