D.J. Tice | Star Tribune
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.


Econ 101 is politically conducive — suddenly, selectively

When the left thinks (or not) about impacts on businesses and consumers, tariff-taxes terrible. Tax-taxes totally cool.


The case for Calhoun

The questions of the past aren't as simple as our era assumes.


When does a horrible mistake become a crime?

Amid heartbreaking evidence in the Mohamed Noor trial, that remains the key question.


Suit seeking voter data hits a bigger issue

It's that entrusting government to investigate itself isn't a good idea. We need openness.


Don't be too quick to scrap the Electoral College

Stung by two recent elections, Democrats favor that path. But that's not what the Founders favored, with sound reasoning.


D.J. Tice: Mueller provides evidence of what truly makes America great

His work, under great pressures, shows we are indeed a nation devoted to the rule of law.


How does Minnesota stack up on taxes and spending?

Here are some national benchmarks for Minnesota to ponder at budget-making time.


Ilhan Omar, fellow Minnesotans, cavort in center ring of a Democratic circus

Legislators have become emblems of factions that are transforming American politics.


Our options on drug costs: 'Universally unappealing'

Each solution has a catch, so for now the roulette game goes on.


Making parenting pay again: Of leave policy and social trends

An aging population is the force behind many policy pressures.