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

What's Next for These Pols?

Predictions for Stephen Murphy, Linda Dorcena Forry, and Dan Conley.

It's Ask Bernstein Anything Day!

Our resident expert is answering your questions about local and state politics.

This Is the Dumbest of Dumb Finance Laws

But good on Dan Hunt for outsmarting the system.

Lobbyists Could Not Ignore the City's Elections

A breakdown of the dough.

Juliette Kayyem Didn't Vote In a Couple of Elections

Is this a big deal or not?

How Mass. Corporations Play The National PAC Game

They dished out a staggering $3 million to pols last year.

John Barros and The Elder Felix Arroyo Are In Action

This is one to watch.

Steve Grossman's Good Weekend

He's leading the wide-open Democratic caucuses.

Why the Gun-Buyback Program Is Moronic

Well, the new mayor of Boston made it almost exactly a month in office before doing something so utterly moronic that I feel compelled to heap verbal abuse upon him. Marty Walsh has decided to institute a gun-buyback program. Let…

Did Carlos Henriquez Need To Go?

The vote to expel him from the House is no surprise, but it might not have been necessary.