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

Alienated immigrants: An American tradition

From the Scandinavians of last century to the Somalis of today, there's a pull toward “home.”

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 06:46 PM

Being a cop is a discipline, but what if the system is soft?

Police unions, arbitration — might these dilute the truly exceptional character the job requires?

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 06:49 PM

Rolling Stone case: Too seldom is there a price for stretching the truth

Rolling Stone is just the latest prominent institution to gather the moss of mendacity.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 07:06 PM

Tice: Of Indiana, irreconcilable differences and democracy

If neither side can relent, as with same-sex marriage and religion, it’s better when courts don’t make the call.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 10:11 AM

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

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