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
History can be painful but is rarely simple. Correct?
It evokes some nostalgia for me, and for everyone else it offers a better shot at affordability.
In Minnesota, you've got to know, if the state's dress-code defense before the Supreme Court is any indication.
It's the "interests' vs. the "people," a line Walz is trying to straddle.
They're about much more than race.
The weeks and months just ahead could bring notable developments in Minnesota’s ongoing efforts to better police its police officers — to bring justice both…
Feminism's tensions show the snags that can arise.
California offers a pretty good case study for why the idea is not optimal.
Adjusted for inflation, of course. And even if it doesn't feel like it.