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

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.


A note of caution as state weighs legalizing pot

Chronic users are likely to bear the brunt of the costs, and be most vulnerable to potential problems.


Yearning, again, for what makes America great

A marvelous event 50 years ago, in days of high anxiety, offers a reminder.


Scrutinizing what 'everybody knows' about inequality

Maybe the rich-poor gap is not as yawning as thought. So much depends on inputs and definitions.


Social policy side effects may include …

How best-laid solutions on border security, family leave and drug-abuse prevention all backfired.


Trump vs. Roberts: A traditional tiff

Disdain for unhelpful judges is positively ... presidential, and politically trendy, to boot.


Of 'nones' and Jesuits and that old-time religion

A retreat at which we pondered riddles of faith shows the staying power of spirituality.


Fuel for the 'pro' side in the wage debate

Study finds a higher minimum is helping in Seattle after all — but there are complications.


Money in politics isn't the problem. Politicians are.

Overturning Citizens United would be a cure worse than the disease.


Take the Ellison-Kavanaugh Consistency Test here

Can consistent principles explain inconsistent verdicts?


All come to look for America (in progress)

Traveling west, I found our eclectic country rich with common ground.