David Bernstein

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King of the Hill

After generations of iron-fisted leadership on Beacon Hill, the winds of change are beginning to blow. Just don’t tell that to House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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Alas, Poor Patrick

In this year’s presidential primary, the Democratic Party is no place for an optimist.

ayanna pressley, katherine clark, lori trahan
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This Decade, Boston Voters Crushed the Old Guard

A new kind of politics took the city by storm.

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Bikes

It’s time to start building bike lanes, sharing helmets, and encouraging commuters to ditch the engine for the pedal.

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Cars

From imposing a tax on paid parking facilities to putting an end to distracted driving.

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Buses

According to the experts, Bus Rapid Transit is the only solution.

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Rail

Whether it’s electrifying the rails or boosting the MBTA’s PR strategy, something has to be done to fix the disarray on the T.

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How to Save Transportation in Boston: Big Ideas

Here, transportation experts dish their most creative ideas.

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The Long Goodbye

Governor Charlie Baker has done everything he can to distance himself from the GOP except walk away. It’s time he does just that.

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Where Is This Year’s Ayanna?

In the wake of Ayanna Pressley’s meteoric rise to Congress, Boston’s once-sleepy City Council was supposed to be the next hot political gig. We’re still waiting.

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Here’s at Least One Good Reason Not to Loathe DC

Freshman Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley talks about 16-hour workdays, her fear of flying, homesickness, and who she might endorse for president.

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The New Insiders

An unprecedented number of black leaders are now in power. Does that mean Boston’s race problems are getting better?

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The Ultimate Guide to the Massachusetts Primaries

In a city where political officeholders usually maintain their titles for as long as they please, on September 4, all bets are off.

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Mr. Romney Goes to Washington

Massachusetts’ favorite son is bucking to represent Utah in the U.S. Senate. But what’s he really running for?

Two Boston hospitals are battling over bragging rights to a new treatment for blindness. What they’re really after is the money.