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Lynch’s left flank

US Representative Stephen Lynch has held Massachusetts’s ninth congressional district since 2001 — a fact that has irritated the state’s liberals ever since.
The Southie Congressman may have pushed progressives too far this time.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 02, 2010

Women on the verge

At next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Hillary Clinton’s delegates will get just about everything they’ve wanted — aside from the nomination of their candidate, of course.
Clinton die-hards have created a new-girls’ network bent on remedying decades of sexism by putting women in elected office
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 20, 2008


In  two   weeks  of “Talking Politics” columns about Massachusetts politics, David S. Bernstein has left us bewildered about what candidates think.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 14, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 12, 2007

Cambridge vs. Anthony Galluccio

Cambridge city councilor Anthony Galluccio is still working to fulfill the promise he showed 10 years ago.
Will Brattle Street torpedo him again?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2007

Flashbacks: November 3, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 01, 2006

Imagine all the Democrats

There are two big things worth knowing about the battle for the Democratic governor’s nomination. The race is a doozy and barely anyone cares.
How would the party’s three Corner-Office hopefuls run Massachusetts?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 01, 2006