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Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Nation editor-at-large and host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.

Europe and the Fragile US Economy

At the G8 Summit on Saturday, world leaders pledged to keep Greece in the euro zone and to revitalize the European economy through stimulus spending. Austerity measures are still on the table, however. In this clip, Chris Hayes and an expert panel discuss what’s at stake in Europe, where some politicians warn of an impending revolution, and in the United States, whose fragile economy may be vulnerable to Eurozone contagion.

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Gay Donors and the Democrats

The president’s same-sex marriage endorsement has elicited generous donations from the gay and lesbian community, but as The Nation’s Richard Kim explains in this clip, “prominent gay and lesbian organizations tend to be very top-down, very rich donor–driven, and so you have a grassroots agenda that isn't being reflected in this organization.” 

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Why Are We So Afraid of China?

Last month, Chinese lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest and sought refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing, sparking political debate here in the United States. In this clip, Chris Hayes considers what we really mean when we talk about political issues involving China. “Both sides of the political spectrum,” he says, “see in China a grim dystopic vision of where the United States is headed and what it might one day become.”

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Why Are Gun Owners So Afraid of Obama?

Should gun owners be feeling threatened by the high-profile George Zimmerman case and “Stand Your Ground” law criticism? Would President Obama sign anti-gun legislation? Last weekend on Up w/ Chris Hayes, The Nation’s Gary Younge, the Washington Times’s Kerry Picket, Professor Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University and Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post took up these questions, and more.

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Will the JOBS Act Actually Create Jobs?

Yesterday Chris Hayes sat down with Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Economics and Law Professor William Black, Alexis Goldstein of Occupy the SEC, Kai Wright of Colorlines and Linguistics Professor John McWhorter to discuss the JOBS Act, which would ease regulations for small businesses and entrepreneurs. While Black argues that the JOBS Act will encourage fraud, Maloney says Congress can always change the law if that happens.

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Truth and Consequences: On Mike Daisey

Last weekend Chris Hayes returned to Mike Daisey's controversial account of working conditions in Apple plants in China. At its best, said Hayes, Daisey's work forced us into a posture of empathy, prompting the question: What is our moral responsibility to those at the other end of the supply chain? "It's actually this reason that I find the distortions in Daisey's work maddening," said Hayes. "It undercuts his own empathic project."  

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Is the Furor Over Iran's Nuclear Program Justified?

Yesterday morning on Up with Chris Hayes, Anne-Marie Slaughter, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University; Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International; Elise Jordan, former speechwriter for Condoleezza Rice; and Jeremy Scahill discuss what “you should know” for the week ahead. Among the issues on the table are Hamas’s recent shift in support of the Syrian people, cynicism toward the United States in the Middle East, the trial of US nonprofit workers in Egypt and the Somali prime minister’s oil concessions.

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Rethinking the War on Drugs

Can we separate drug problems from prohibition problems? How has the war on drugs changed policing? And what does prohibition cost? Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines.com, Maria Hinojosa, co-anchor of "Need to Know," Reihan Salam of National Review and former Baltimore police officer Peter Moskos discuss these questions and more on Saturday's episode of Up with Chris Hayes.  

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Liberals Are Winning the Culture War

Last weekend on Up with Chris Hayes, Hayes suggested that the popular narrative surrounding the president’s birth control compromise was wrong. What was missing from the story, he said, “was a simple but rarely articulated truth that liberals aren’t losing the culture war—we’re winning it.” Hayes explains why, citing Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, in this segment. 

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How 'Citizens United' Allows the Super-Wealthy to Buy Elections

On Up With Chris Hayes this Saturday, Chris Hayes argued that the FEC’s 2011 filings prove what we always expected to be true: “that the new Super Pacs exist chiefly as an instrument for the extremely wealthy to funnel massive amounts of cash into influencing the outcome of our elections.” In this hour, he also considers consumers’ responses to working conditions at Apple’s supplier factories and a retired NYPD officer’s views on the country’s drug war.

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