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.
I find this Reuters headline, "Get elected to Congress and get rich," fairly silly. Like many of the wealthiest Americans (the report doesn't factor in the recent economic slowdown), members of Congress have seen their net worth rise in recent years. But what the report doesn't note is that as campaign costs have ballooned, not surprisingly, the average net worth of those entering Congress in the first place has experienced a corresponding rise as well. While the Senate has always been a bastion for the well-heeled, of late, even the People's House has sprouted a growing crop of millionaires. Today, 58% of the Senate are millionaires, as are 44% of the House--a figure that's nearly doubled since just 2002.
Well, not actually cry, more like whine. Sen. Kent Conrad, who's managing the floor on the budget bill for the Dems turned 60 yesterday. It wasn't a particularly happy birthday:
Mr. CONRAD. Mr. President, I thank the ranking member for his continuing courtesy and graciousness. This is my 60th. As I left the house this morning, I told my wife and our son, who is there visiting, I have to question: What have I done wrong in my life to have my 60th birthday spent here managing the budget? But I will get over it.
A few hours later, after lengthy debate over which amendments would be considered when, he kind of lost it: