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Not so great

I'd like to thank David S. Bernstein for his story about our state's probation department hiring scandal and what it says about our legislature.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, March 16, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 16, 2012

Saner than the GOP: The Salem Presidential Debate

In what may very well be the most important political event of the year, two presidential candidates are scheduled to debate this Friday evening in Salem, Massachusetts.
Election 2012
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 28, 2011
Deval Patrick and Casinos in MA

Deval Patrick is on a second-term winning streak, and casinos might be the next payoff

Last summer, when Deval Patrick's veto killed a gaming bill in the final days of the legislative session, many thought he had badly damaged himself politically. He was, after all, the one who had pushed for casinos in Massachusetts almost from the day he
Gaming the system
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 17, 2011


The things we're thankful for also tend to be the things that bind us together.
What would you add to a list of Massachusetts's 'intangible cultural heritage'? We asked, you answered — In 140 characters or less.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 20, 2010

AAN 2010: Where Failure is a winner

Bragging Rights
Bragging Rights
By SHAULA CLARK  |  July 23, 2010

Revenge of the Idiots

To my fellow Massachusetts Democrats: please don’t blame Martha Coakley for this shocking defeat.
Letters to the Boston editor, January 29, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 29, 2010

Art dodgers

David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s
Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009
Flaherty + Yoon = Yoonity

Flaherty + Yoon = Yoonity

 As recently suggested by Boston Phoenix political reporter David S. Bernstein, mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty "needs Sam Yoon's voters (to beat century-long incumbent Mayor Tom...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 29, 2009

Free speechifying

How can Dan Kennedy pick a list of people who trample freedom of expression without listing the mayor of Boston?
Letters to the Boston editor, July 17, 2009

System failure

In the “Talking Politics” column “Mass betrayal,” you attribute our state’s long, sad history of corrupt politicians to the culture of the State House. You’re probably right.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 3, 2009

Fleeing factions

David S. Bernstein’s piece on the resurgence of anti-government rhetoric in the last few months is a little unfair, particularly since it lumps together radical conservative Republican movements with the Libertarian strain of right-wing thought.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 3, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 01, 2009

Black power

Brooding about whether Barack Obama would have become president if he had been a more “traditionally black candidate,” i.e., a descendant of slaves, is a self-indulgence that trivializes the enormity of what has occurred.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 20, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 19, 2009

Make no mistake

Please note that David S. Bernstein's February 27 story "Capuano Cornered?" contains some inaccuracies.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 6, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 04, 2009

Phoenix group harvests 17 regional press prizes

The New England Press Association (NEPA) annual newspaper contest has always been good to us.
Bragging-Rights Night at NEPA
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 11, 2009