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
Court packing evasion shows that the Democratic nominee is more weak than woke.
In his talks at the Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, the Rev. Ed Sthokal sparked many thoughts. But there was one in particular.
Some justices just aren't malleable. What's more, they endure.
A string of politically charged 5-2 rulings suggest a state court separating into ideological blocs, a bit like a certain court in Washington.
America's culture war rages on.
The second-guessing labor arbitration system makes it hard to discipline or fire problem officers, and it's been this way for decades.
A school of thought worth attention considers what state governments spend compared with what they can afford.
Both Second Amendment and gun-control purists want more from a U.S. Supreme Court that has given them only the middle ground.
It's past time for a cost-benefit test on our current plan.
It's reawakened Democrats to the value of democratic process.