D.J. Tice | Star Tribune
Commentary editor and columnist

D.J. Tice is commentary editor and an opinion columnist for the Star Tribune, based in Minneapolis. He previously served seven years as political news editor. He has written extensively about Minnesota and American politics and history, economics and legal affairs.

Tice writes a weekly column and is a regular contributor to the Playing Politics podcast. He has been a writer, editor and publisher in Twin Cities journalism for nearly four decades. Tice was previously an editor at Corporate Report Minnesota and Twin Cities magazines, editor and publisher at the Twin Cities Reader, and an editorial writer and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. From 2003-2009, he was the Star Tribune's state political editor, directing coverage of the Legislature, state government, the Minnesota congressional delegation, and elections. He is the author of two books of popular history. His collection of ordinary Minnesotans' memories, Minnesota's Twentieth Century, published by the University of Minnesota Press, was awarded the Minnesota Book Award for history in 2000.


Fuel for the 'pro' side in the wage debate

Study finds a higher minimum is helping in Seattle after all — but there are complications.


Money in politics isn't the problem. Politicians are.

Overturning Citizens United would be a cure worse than the disease.


Take the Ellison-Kavanaugh Consistency Test here

Can consistent principles explain inconsistent verdicts?


All come to look for America (in progress)

Traveling west, I found our eclectic country rich with common ground.


A president dishonest, sleazy, unworthy but …

… impeachable? I said no once before. Has anything changed?


Confusion costs in 'affordable housing' debate

The worst shortage may be an income shortage — i.e., poverty — and market meddling isn't the best answer.


Minnesotans, remember: A governor can reshape the high court, quickly

They tend to get relatively more chances to pick judges than presidents do.


Superstorm Donald is jolting the GOP, but turbulence hits Democrats, too

DFL primaries match left, lefter and (relatively) center.


A moment of truth for the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (again)

Courts are treating the laws on this subject seriously, however unpopular that may be.


Belief in God means what in America?

New research shows that definitions are flexible, with a political twist.