D.J. Tice | Star Tribune
Commentary editor and columnist

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.


A president dishonest, sleazy, unworthy but …

… impeachable? I said no once before. Has anything changed?


Confusion costs in 'affordable housing' debate

The worst shortage may be an income shortage — i.e., poverty — and market meddling isn't the best answer.


Minnesotans, remember: A governor can reshape the high court, quickly

They tend to get relatively more chances to pick judges than presidents do.


Superstorm Donald is jolting the GOP, but turbulence hits Democrats, too

DFL primaries match left, lefter and (relatively) center.


A moment of truth for the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (again)

Courts are treating the laws on this subject seriously, however unpopular that may be.


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.