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
Legislators have become emblems of factions that are transforming American politics.
Each solution has a catch, so for now the roulette game goes on.
An aging population is the force behind many policy pressures.
That seems to the view of the Minnesota Supreme Court, public interests aside.
Finland gave it a test run. The results were "disappointing."
Make that direct democracy, where undisciplined factions make compromise solutions difficult to reach.
Chronic users are likely to bear the brunt of the costs, and be most vulnerable to potential problems.
A marvelous event 50 years ago, in days of high anxiety, offers a reminder.
Maybe the rich-poor gap is not as yawning as thought. So much depends on inputs and definitions.
How best-laid solutions on border security, family leave and drug-abuse prevention all backfired.