David S. Bernstein

David S. Bernstein, Contributing Editor, Boston Magazine

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.

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How Ready Is Boston for Ebola?

A look at the political evidence.

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There Are Three Varieties of Fringe Candidate

And all three shouldn’t be allowed to suck time away from the gubernatorial debates.

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A Rule of Thumb for the Governor’s Race

Big statewide races don’t usually shift significantly in the final three weeks.

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The Linehan/Murphy Pension-Padding Act

Let’s just call it what it is: an idiotic, self-serving effort.

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Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley Heat It Up

The tension is really starting to build between the two gubernatorial candidates.

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A Newton Woman Ate Dinner with Obama

She actually didn’t eat much until he left, though.

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A Theory of the State’s Gubernatorial Politics

Do voters care more about values or independence?

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The Race for Governor Is Getting Tighter

Which isn’t terribly surprising, but here’s what we need to consider.

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Our Politicians Suck at Predicting Sports

Their Red Sox season predictions were as awful as the team itself.

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Charlie Baker 2.0

Charlie Baker is the warmest, nicest, friendliest, most amicable gubernatorial candidate you’ll ever meet.

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A Conversation with Charlie Baker

The gubernatorial candidate sits down with David S. Bernstein.

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Charlie Baker Called a Reporter ’Sweetheart’

Then made everything worse by calling her a ’friend.’

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Will the Ballot Questions Be Close?

All four are fairly contentious, but not necessarily very competitive.

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What Is Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance’s Problem?

The group has been taking heat over its ’voter education’ materials, and deservedly so.

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Ann Wofford Won’t Let Niki Tsongas Pass Go

It’s ’outrageous’ to let an incumbent go unchallenged, so she stepped up to the plate.