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

Marty Walsh Declares John O'Brien Not Guilty

This is stunning on so many levels.

Is Warren Tolman Going Squishy On Guns?

Maura Healey seems to think so.

That New Pro-Steve Grossman Ad Is a Mover, Not a Shaker

Here's why it won't shake up the governor's race.

Patronage, Power, and the Probation Department Scandal

It's a big problem that, after four years, a lot of folks on Beacon Hill don't seem to know what went wrong.

Charlie Baker and the Border

Why the candidate is treading lightly on immigration this time around.

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.