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

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

Patience is no virtue on MSOP injustice

A federal judge seems willing to give the state more time. There's scant evidence it will be used well.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 10:19 AM

Franken's 'rubber stamp' ways are pretty normal

Your incumbent senator has fallen in line — and his challenger seems likely to march as well.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 06:28 PM

Corporate roles, rights, wrongs: What's a 'person' to do?

"Inversions" expose confusions and contradictions in the debate.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 06:49 PM

Jeepers, creepers — why'd they keep that peeper?

School officials know it isn't easy to dismiss a problem employee if a public union is involved.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 07:08 PM

Today's rhetoric? A pillow fight

Warren Harding's unearthed love letters are getting better reviews than his speeches sometimes got in the dignified days of yore.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 05:54 PM

Liberals, a larger force for polarization? Hey, survey says.

Let's dig a little deeper into a recent Pew report and examine the whys and wherefores.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 06:28 PM

The Supreme Court: A house of gymnasts

From two cases this term, it looks like Supreme Court justices are undergoing contortions to deliver rulings that favor their biases on religion.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:23 PM

'Gentleman': A concept put asunder

Society could use more than a few good men who are neither wimps nor barbarians.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 06:28 PM

Battle lines of judicial activism, from our own Minnesota Supreme Court

The crucible: A case over whether drunken driving is ever acceptable, even to escape danger.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 10:24 AM

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