Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz covers national politics and the 2020 election for the Boston Globe. She previously covered higher education for the Globe for four years. She also worked for VTDigger in Vermont and the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham. She graduated from Boston University and is originally from Tampa, Fla.

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High school Democratic clubs multiply as young people worry about their future

By , Globe Staff

Since President Trump’s election, the country has seen an explosion of activism by young people stemming from the belief that their future is at stake if they do not participate to address problems like climate change and gun violence.

Deval Patrick’s presidential bid struggling to gain voter support

By , Globe Staff

After two months in the race, it is becoming clear that Deval Patrick's late-entry bid may be missing two key components: support from voters and the time to gain it.


Trump avoids escalating crisis with Iran — but all is not well between the two longtime enemies

By and , Globe Staff

All’s well that ends well? President Trump sought to make that case Wednesday in a nationally televised speech that pulled the United States back from the brink of war with Iran and backtracked on his own Twitter threats in recent days as the two nations exchanged military strikes.

Trump’s military strike might help Joe Biden by elevating foreign policy in the Democratic race

By , Globe Staff

In a CNN poll in October, 53 percent of registered Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents said they thought Biden was the candidate they thought could best handle foreign policy.