The Latest from Jeff

Our problems didn’t begin with the last election— our country suffers from decades of bipartisan failure to address income inequality and the corporatization of our political system. We must fight corporate power by breaking up monopolies, passing Medicare for All, raising Social Security benefits, and...

Enacting Medicare for All means no more ballooning premiums, no more high deductibles and no more co-pays that can’t be met— just better care and more money in the pockets of ALL Americans. The time to pass it is NOW. Support our campaign here: [button size='large' hover_type="default"...

This is a moment of clarity for Democrats— to ask ourselves what our party stands for, who we’re working to represent, and how we can take back control of our government from corporate interests. I spoke to this issue and many others on WAMC Radio...

A federal jobs guarantee— like the one put forth in the Senate by Bernie Sanders— will provide every American who wants or needs employment with a job that pays $15 an hour plus healthcare benefits. This program will create and fund hundreds of projects across...

I’ve learned, like you, that the U.S. has violated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by pulling out of the deal we negotiated and agreed to with our allies and Iran. This is a reckless and foolhardy step. It makes us less safe. It makes the...

Republicans are claiming the latest unemployment figures as a victory. Instead of looking at unemployment numbers, we should be looking at our EMPLOYMENT numbers, which are severely lagging behind other industrialized nations. We need to be putting forth policies that support working people and create...

John Faso, who spent over a decade of his career as a lobbyist, has been loyally serving the payday lending industry which has been financing him for years. It’s why he’s pushed for repeal of regulations on the types of high-interest loans these types of...

The bill that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders proposed this week is a significant first step in holding those responsible for the scourge of opioid addiction and death accountable. Here are my thoughts on the Opioid Crisis Accountability Act of 2018: Support our campaign here: [button size='large' hover_type="default"...

On April 21, join us for a night of eclectic dance music and progressive politics at the Beverly Lounge in Kingston to help propel our people-powered campaign through the primary on June 26. Get your tickets here! Jeff Beals is a history teacher in Woodstock, a...

We pay in to social security, but don't receive all the benefits we should from it. Our tax dollars go to supporting the National Institute of Health to research and develop life-saving drugs, but the cost of pharmaceuticals is sky-rocketing. I joined Jim Langan on...