Commentary editor and columnist | Opinion

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.


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Aspects of the Trump resistance begin to look just as troubling.


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The magic of the market, in a chain reaction.


Proposed state constitutional amendment: An invitation to judicial politics

The trouble with putting courts in charge of schools is the effect on courts.


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Impeachment: A stalemate, and why should this be any different?

A prolonged impasse might offer the best way for us to move on.


When the best words had weight: Great moments in political rhetoric

Today it's tweets, but once we were moved by tight phrases built to last.


'Trump-itis,' a media plague

Rebirth of "partisan press"may make political, business sense, but hurt U.S.


Taxing the rich pays — to a point, estate tax study shows

Lessons for a wealth tax, and a related lesson for Minnesota.


What might drug price controls cost us?

We can't be sure. But plainer language will aid clear thinking.