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

A Theory of the State's Gubernatorial Politics

Do voters care more about values or independence?

The Race for Governor Is Getting Tighter

Which isn't terribly surprising, but here's what we need to consider.

Our Politicians Suck at Predicting Sports

Their Red Sox season predictions were as awful as the team itself.

Charlie Baker 2.0

Charlie Baker is the warmest, nicest, friendliest, most amicable gubernatorial candidate you’ll ever meet.

A Conversation with Charlie Baker

The gubernatorial candidate sits down with David S. Bernstein.

Charlie Baker Called a Reporter 'Sweetheart'

Then made everything worse by calling her a 'friend.'

Will the Ballot Questions Be Close?

All four are fairly contentious, but not necessarily very competitive.

What Is Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance's Problem?

The group has been taking heat over its 'voter education' materials, and deservedly so.

Ann Wofford Won't Let Niki Tsongas Pass Go

It's 'outrageous' to let an incumbent go unchallenged, so she stepped up to the plate.

Here's the Winner of Our Primary Prediction Contest

Kevin Gilnack is the smartest person in Massachusetts politics.