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

A bigness to government that both sides can surely see

The recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and in New York add an angle to the discussion.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:21 PM

Good news? Sure, if you look for it

Amid all the gloom and doom, take heart in these three uplifting trends.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 08:12 AM

Immigration is foreign policy, too, just closer

That seems lost on America as it makes its pivots on the far side of the globe.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Rules about sex, written and otherwise

Call it the Jimmy Stewart rule: When men behaved.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 05:32 PM

In real life, pols are more vacuous than vile

The candidates who pass through our editorial offices were painfully, prudently on message.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 10:57 AM

What's the bigger threat? Low turnout or high tune-out?

If Americans are underinformed (and they are), one wonders.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:40 PM

The state of the state is … not really Dayton's doing

At least not in the short term. But it does provide a juicy talking point for the campaigns.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 07:11 PM

To witness child protection at work is …

Well, there may not be words to sufficiently convey it. But know that it's hard, and yet that the current scrutiny can only help.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 06:16 PM

Minnesota Poll: This is the fall of our acquiescent discontent

It also suggests that Republicans have focused on the wrong statewide race.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 06:56 PM

Minnesota: A religious-freedom enclave (for now)

The state has strong protections, but those are likely to be tested.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 06:17 PM

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