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.

Belief in God means what in America?

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

Job 1 for Minnesota voters: Get state government to do a better job

It simply has to. And don't let grandiose candidate rhetoric impede that goal.

So … Gorsuch? An even more timely question now.

How might Trump change the court? The newest justice's record offers some surprises.

So you 'banned the box.' How did that work out?

According to research, there have been unintended racial consequences.

Checking what ails us in the age of Trump

Elites are anxious. Common voters felt alienated. There's a likely connection.

Want to know what health care costs in Minnesota? You may be in luck.

Minnesota legislation may lift the veil. It's passed the Senate and awaits action in the House.

Two courts tell government: You've got a job; now do it

Assessing rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Duly noted: Supportive research on higher minimum wage

Study: Effects of wage boosts didn't cancel out gains for lowest-paid.

Fort Snelling: new vision, old wounds

History can be painful but is rarely simple. Correct?

Demand-driven supply? Minneapolis fourplex proposal is new old idea

It evokes some nostalgia for me, and for everyone else it offers a better shot at affordability.