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

D.J. is the commentary editor, a weekly columnist and 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 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.


The Yanez jury has done its job; now we must, too

Respect — for verdict, and for pain it causes — is key to community healing.


Progressives' new-found love for states' rights

The left, ahem, seems to be coming around to the beauty of local control.


A panoply of challenges to discourse, and a bright spot locally

Consider, please, the example of three judges who lean left backing one who's solidly on the right.


In the city, there's little variety on the political menu

Rural hubs, countryside both show more diversity.


Tax the rich? Done. Tax fairness? Well ...

The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.


Bannon phobia fuels a 'Fourth Turning' freakout

The book is about cycles, not apocalypse. Some credit is due.


Were Gorsuch hearings a deep exchange on constitutional ideas? Sadly, no.

However, the nominee was impressive amid senators' predictable pageantry.


On health care, we want it all, can't have it

Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.


What if Trump and Clinton had swapped genders?

Experiment suggests the populist plays best either way. Surprised?


Strong-arm government? It could happen here (and did)

Thinking back 100 years on the power and reverberations of the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety.