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.

Trump critics lose sight of crucial divide between violence and ideas

The line is this: Americans are free to think and "speak" as they will, to call and push for whatever "real change" they desire — however much some of their fellow citizens may decry or even abhor their views.

Franken's book reminds that political porn didn't just start with 'the Mooch'

And, yes, I was a bit player in political porn.

After latest Twin Cities-area police shooting, a look at perceptions is warranted

Polling shows large gaps in views of public, police.

Charlie Gard and freedom's final frontier

A baby boy's suffering goes global at the crossroads of the right to try and the right to die.

On travel ban, Supreme Court threaded the needle

Court did what courts should.

The Yanez jury has done its job; now we must, too

Respect — for verdict, and for pain it causes — is key to community healing.

Progressives' new-found love for states' rights

The left, ahem, seems to be coming around to the beauty of local control.

A panoply of challenges to discourse, and a bright spot locally

Consider, please, the example of three judges who lean left backing one who's solidly on the right.

In the city, there's little variety on the political menu

Rural hubs, countryside both show more diversity.

Tax the rich? Done. Tax fairness? Well ...

The gap between the income tax burden on the high earners and others is now greater than any other state.