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

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.

Mayors Are Staying Out of the Governor Primary

Twenty-seven of the state's mayors—including Marty Walsh—haven't endorsed.

The Republican Governors Association, Revealed

Thanks to the Super PAC disclosure bill, we know at least some of the truth.

Fake News Site Starts 'Covering' John Tierney Race

A sleazy site that's sure to backfire.

Woe Is Martha Coakley

It must be so difficult fighting the forces that have her leading by 30 percentage points.