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
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The magic of the market, in a chain reaction.
The trouble with putting courts in charge of schools is the effect on courts.
Even in democracy there can be too much of a good thing.
A prolonged impasse might offer the best way for us to move on.
Today it's tweets, but once we were moved by tight phrases built to last.
Rebirth of "partisan press"may make political, business sense, but hurt U.S.
Lessons for a wealth tax, and a related lesson for Minnesota.
We can't be sure. But plainer language will aid clear thinking.