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.
Recent content from D.J. Tice
Respect — for verdict, and for pain it causes — is key to community healing.
The left, ahem, seems to be coming around to the beauty of local control.
Consider, please, the example of three judges who lean left backing one who's solidly on the right.
Rural hubs, countryside both show more diversity.
The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.
The book is about cycles, not apocalypse. Some credit is due.
However, the nominee was impressive amid senators' predictable pageantry.
Recent criticism of Mayo was an example of our fanciful approach.
Experiment suggests the populist plays best either way. Surprised?
Thinking back 100 years on the power and reverberations of the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety.