David S. Bernstein

David S. Bernstein

Contributing Editor

David S. Bernstein, who spent the past 10 years at the Boston Phoenix, is widely regarded as one of the state’s foremost political writers. Over the course of his 23-year career, he has become a frequent analyst on local and national television and radio broadcasts, and has been named journalist of the year by the New England Press Association. Additionally, he has been cited for excellence in criminal justice reporting by John Jay College. Visit his website at DavidSBernstein.com.

David S. Bernstein'S latest stories

Here's the First Candidate Ad of the Governor's Race

Steve Grossman is going (mostly) positive.

Joe Kennedy Might Be the Most Optimistic Guy in Congress

Especially since Congress is the most dysfunctional place on Earth.

The Second Quarter Was Tough for the Dems

Here's your chart of the week.

Duck Dynasty + Sam Adams = Massachusetts GOP?

Things are getting weird.

Will the Candidates Boycott Staples?

Political campaigns sure do buy a lot of office supplies.

The Latest Insiders Poll Is Here

With some good news for Martha Coakley.

Charlie Baker Goads Democrats on Hobby Lobby

And Democrats are outraged.

Age and Voting, and Birth Control

Two new Supreme Court decisions affect Mass. politics—along old political battle lines.

Why Such a Blue State Can Still Have Competitive Elections

A look at the latest Pew demographic data.

The Golden Age of Law-Making by Threat of Popular Vote Measure

This is a thing that is happening in Massachusetts.