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.
Recent content from D.J. Tice
When the left thinks (or not) about impacts on businesses and consumers, tariff-taxes terrible. Tax-taxes totally cool.
The questions of the past aren't as simple as our era assumes.
Amid heartbreaking evidence in the Mohamed Noor trial, that remains the key question.
It's that entrusting government to investigate itself isn't a good idea. We need openness.
Stung by two recent elections, Democrats favor that path. But that's not what the Founders favored, with sound reasoning.
His work, under great pressures, shows we are indeed a nation devoted to the rule of law.
Here are some national benchmarks for Minnesota to ponder at budget-making time.
Legislators have become emblems of factions that are transforming American politics.
Each solution has a catch, so for now the roulette game goes on.
An aging population is the force behind many policy pressures.