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

Charlie Baker Goads Democrats on Hobby Lobby

And Democrats are outraged.

Age and Voting, and Birth Control

Two new Supreme Court decisions affect Mass. politics—along old political battle lines.

Why Such a Blue State Can Still Have Competitive Elections

A look at the latest Pew demographic data.

The Golden Age of Law-Making by Threat of Popular Vote Measure

This is a thing that is happening in Massachusetts.

The Supreme Court's Cell Phone Decision Hits Home

How the pursuit of a Dorchester man led to a big ruling.

Is This PAC a Hit to Charlie Baker? [Updated]

It looks like Jeff McCormick is going to get a little help from his friends.

Don't F*ck with Linda

Linda Dorcena Forry earned the inside track by following a familiar playbook: the one written by the city’s Irish bosses of yore.

When Summer Arrives, Politics Ends

Why Massachusetts voters won't pay attention to politics during the summer.

These Dems Are Losing the Money War

Some of the candidates are struggling to scrape together decent stockpiles of cash.

Democratic Governor Candidates Hate Evil, Tainted Super PAC Money

...except when it benefits Marty Walsh.