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BEST Columnist, political

2002 BEST Columnist, Political

Scott Lehigh

A breath of fresh air on the otherwise predictable Globe op-ed page, who actually goes out and covers political events—something too few other columnists bother to do these days. read more»

2001 BEST Columnist, Political

Howie Carr

The Herald’s Howie Carr, for covering the establishment, instead of coveting a place in it. read more»

1999 BEST Columnist, Political

Joe Sciacca, Boston Herald

Finally, a biting wit in town that’s not Howie Carr. read more»

1988 BEST Columnist, Political

Political Staff, Boston Herald

The paper’s Sunday “Pols and Politics” column—a breezy, biting collection of one-liners, tidbits, and anecdotes culled from the annals of the state’s number-one spectator sport—is a must-read for political junkies. read more»

1984 BEST Columnist, Political

Frank Phillips, Boston Herald

Beats the Globe with State House stories weekly, despite being outnumbered four to one by the Globe’s reporters. read more»

1983 BEST Columnist, Political

Peter Lucas, Boston Herald

You must read him to be informed, the Kevin White gaffe notwithstanding. read more»

1981 BEST Columnist, Political

Ian Menzies, the Globe

Smart, cares about the city, avoids hyperbole. Worth listening to. Edges out the Herald’s Peter Lucas, who’s written one too many pro-Bellotti pieces. read more»

1980 BEST Columnist, Political

Peter Lucas

An insider who can write. read more»