Jasper Craven

Jasper Craven is an investigative political reporter with bylines at The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and Vermont Digger, among others. A Vermont native, he has covered everything from Bernie Sanders' presidential bid to Boston city council. While at the Globe he collaborated on Shadow Campus, a three-part investigative series focused on greed and mismanagement in Boston's off-campus student housing market. The series was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize.

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Legal Weed Could Revolutionize PTSD Treatment For Veterans

Service members of many eras and ages have fought on the state and federal levels to shift policy and public opinion on legal weed.
Jasper Craven
5.8.18
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These Veterans Are Standing With the Parkland Students in the Gun Control Debate

The school shooting in Florida has amplified the message of former soldiers who want stronger gun regulation.
Jasper Craven
4.5.18
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Campaigns Against NRA-Backed Corporations Could Force Congress to Finally Act on Gun Control Reform

Consumers are calling on big business to take a stance against the NRA and enforce stricter gun-related policies. Congress should pay attention.
Jasper Craven
3.19.18
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The NRA's Influence on Lawmakers After Parkland Represents the Worst of Washington

The gun lobby's sophisticated advocacy machine continues to be more important to some in the nation's capital than the victims of Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland -- and future victims too.
Jasper Craven
3.13.18
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States Should Follow Vermont's Lead Against Trump's Fake War on Opioids

As the administration cuts crucial funding and has no clear strategy, states are driving efforts to address the deadly epidemic.
Jasper Craven
3.2.18
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Trump is Doubling Down on Obama and Bush's Legacy of Going Soft on Antitrust Problems

The last three US presidents have all had relatively weak stances on busting monopolies, which has led to worsening America's income inequality.
Jasper Craven
2.26.18
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Big Money Will Dominate the 2018 Midterm Elections, But It Doesn't Have to

Big money has corrupted our democracy, but campaign finance reform legislation at both the local and federal level can protect the interests of American citizens.
Jasper Craven
2.7.18
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New York and California are Trying to Make Single-Payer Health Care Work for All States

After much-maligned congressional gridlock, a number of states are striking out on their own to push for state-structured single payer healthcare systems.
Jasper Craven
1.25.18
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Trump Wants to Hire a Census Official Who Supports Gerrymandering

If the president gets his way for Census Bureau leadership, who gets to vote in America could be radically altered.
Jasper Craven
1.16.18
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Trump's Pick for Consumer Watchdog Group Looks out for Big Business First

President Trump’s pick for head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, prioritizes corporate interests over the American people.
Jasper Craven
12.29.17
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The GOP Tax Bill Was the Result of Wall Street's Stranglehold on Congress

Trump's Wall Street buddies had a great 2017. Let's not let it happen again in 2018.
Jasper Craven
12.28.17
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Billionaires Convinced the GOP Congress to Vote for a Bill That Will Cost Us All a Lot of Money

Nobody likes to spend much time or energy preparing their taxes and it seems that Republicans are betting the same holds true when it comes to protesting the massive tax cuts that largely favor America’s wealthiest families and corporations.
Jasper Craven
12.6.17
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