Chris Hayes Wins the Wonk Marathon

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The New York Times profiles rising Sunday TV prodigy Chris Hayes today, and includes this biographical tidbit:

At a table of wonks, Mr. Hayes, who studied the philosophy of mathematics at Brown, came off as the wonkiest as he deconstructed the budgetary implications of tax arbitrage.

That may be the coolest, and least likely, field of study of any TV host ever in history. I am in awe.

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