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

When Father did his best: On-screen single parenthood vs. real life

A quaint era of single parenthood on screen gave way to real life.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 06:41 PM

The trouble with transit? Automobiles

They're just too darn convenient. And at least some urban advocates know it.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Yes, indeed, religious latitude can be messy

Americans have preferred it that way, but the question is before the court again.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 10:02 AM

Ryan, taking on poverty, travels the razor's edge

He surely understands that a conservative literally can’t be careful enough on this topic.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 05:44 PM

Fellow baby boomers, we have a job to do: Entitlement reform

It wouldn’t be our first contribution, but it could be the biggest.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 05:23 PM

The state should borrow to build. No, really, it's best.

If a project is truly meant to happen, government should recall that it gets good terms on loans, and that any cash on hand is better directed elsewhere.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 06:34 PM

Property taxes: You deserve a break today? Perhaps not

The DFL state spigot hasn’t brought much relief, but you may not have a beef anyway.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 06:33 PM

America's great divide: Parties more than people

Inflexibility is seen mostly with a ‘D’ or ‘R’ attached, and less with other categories.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:22 PM

Dayton's re-election isn't a lock, but he's formidable. Here's why.

Mark Dayton has been a fortunate and clever governor, and he won’t be easy to beat.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 10:11 AM

There's no pot of gold for the working poor

The solutions have trade-offs — but tax credits probably beat the minimum wage.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 07:59 AM

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