D.J. Tice

Commentary editor
Phone: 612-673-4456
D.J. Tice is the Star Tribune’s Commentary Editor and a member of the newspaper’s Editorial Board. He has been a writer, editor and publisher in Twin Cities journalism for more than 30 years. 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.

Recent content from D.J. Tice

In race debate, 'hard truths' and deflections

It’s easy to talk about the role of the police. It’s also a good way to avoid a real discussion.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 09:44 AM

Dayton wiggles the needle on 'tax fairness'

The Tax Incidence Study allows us to see how well he's delivered on his promises.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 06:51 PM

Darren Wilson, the false face of racism in America

His actions were the spark that lit and still fuels the fire — even though he was exonerated.

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 08:50 AM

Minnesota has its problems, too — and they linger

Consider three examples ripped from recent headlines – none of them underexposed but all long-neglected.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 07:04 PM

Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: Finer words were rarely spoken

His re-election stands the test of time as the most important in U.S. history. And his Second Inaugural Address was one for the ages.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 02:35 PM

Are liberals ready to sound the alarm on 'p.c.' extremism?

The conversation shifts in a promising direction.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 11:54 PM

Sunday sales: A regulation that business, ahem, likes

You've heard the economics phrase "rent-seeking?" This is that.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 06:37 PM

Still don't believe we're on the eve of destruction? Well …

Whatever the 1960s wrought, it wasn't exactly ruin. (Though it can feel that way at times.)

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 06:48 PM

Tax the rich? Good politics, but incomplete policy

If we’re serious about the nation’s finances, taxing everybody is a more worthy debate.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 06:54 PM

Some sure have egg … er, oil on their faces

But, then, that’s the risk of trying to direct public policy — or just good old public opprobrium, over forces we can’t predict.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 06:53 PM

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