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

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

Great pope, that Francis, but not a great economist

His condemnations of “profit” feel a bit facile to those of us who sense the benefits of markets.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 07:06 PM

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

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