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.


'Mockingbird,' 'Huck Finn': At least keep these two books as part of your personal curriculum

They're about much more than race.


Union clout is one reason holding cops accountable is tough

The weeks and months just ahead could bring notable developments in Minnesota’s ongoing efforts to better police its police officers — to bring justice both…


Surprised by counterrevolution? Me too

Feminism's tensions show the snags that can arise.


'Rent control,' goes the demand. About that …

California offers a pretty good case study for why the idea is not optimal.


Wage growth since recession is pretty good. No fooling.

Adjusted for inflation, of course. And even if it doesn't feel like it.


To everything there is a season; so brace yourselves, Vikings fans

All is possible.


Yes, Virginia, Santa's season is the most realistic time of the year

Adults often don't realize just how much they pretend the rest of the time.


In the 'death tax' debate, both sides are unconvincing

It may well be a wise, just form of taxation. We could prove we believe that by imposing it on others besides the super-rich few.


Free speech? While voting? In Minnesota? Supreme Court to weigh in.

Case is another possible speech precedent from this state.


Take Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's tax gripes with a grain of SALT

Pay more, get less: That's a rich state aiding equity, no?