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

Time for a Statewide Primary Prediction Contest!

Here's your chance to earn some bragging rights.

We May Have a Winner for Worst Political Ad of the Season

Pettiness? Check. Steve Grossman and Martha Coakley cast as children? Check, check.

Warren Tolman's 'Unbecoming' Comment

It's too early to tell if we have an unbecoming-gate on our hands.

Here's Charlie Baker's Brutal, Searing Argument Against Martha Coakley

Then again, maybe not.

Maura Healey's First Ad Is Basketball-Themed, Unsurprisingly

Remember what basketball skills did for Rob Consalvo?

Is Steve Grossman Closing the Gap?

Two new polls contain a glimmer of hope for the candidate, but the race isn't over.

The Patrick Problem

Nobody on the Democratic ticket wants to criticize Deval—which is playing right into Charlie Baker’s hands

The Big Spenders

A breakdown of governor campaign donations by sector.

Debate Season Is Upon Us

Democratic frontrunner Martha Coakley seems unimpressed.

John Brennan Jr. Hits the Primaries in a Big Way

Which is a shocking development in and of itself.