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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.


  • March 14, 2008

    Morning Links

    1. Dumbest. Amendment. Ever.

    2. Winter Soldier is happening now. Te-Ping will likely be filing dispatches later.

    3. David Obey on yesterday's GOP-initiated secret session to discuss FISA legislation:

    Christopher Hayes

  • March 14, 2008

    249 Millionaires

    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.

    Christopher Hayes


  • March 13, 2008

    It’s My Birthday And I’ll Cry If I Want To

    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:

    Christopher Hayes

  • March 13, 2008

    Data Point of the Day

    From Ben Smith:

    Also, if you had any doubts that this stuff, no matter how wild-eyed, is having an impact: The share of Americans who believe Obama is a Muslim has doubled, according to the new NBC/WSJ poll, to 13%.

    Christopher Hayes

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  • March 12, 2008

    John McCain, Antinomian

    Antiwhatian? you ask.

    Antinomian.

    Posting about McCain reminded me that I somehow neglected to link to our lead editorial from last week about McCain. It's behind a sub wall so here's the last few grafs:

    Christopher Hayes

  • March 12, 2008

    Denounce and Reject Watch

    David Corn's got a good run-down of another McCain ally with some troubling theological views.

    Christopher Hayes


  • March 12, 2008

    Irony of the Day

    On the White House's website, Bush's Oct. 7, 2002 speech (given days before Congress overwhelmingly passed the Iraq War Resolution) is bannered with the headline: "Denial and Deception."

    Christopher Hayes