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

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

Tough thing, isn't it, this 'due process'?

Particularly when it comes to sex offenders who've served their time.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 09:16 AM

The parties and their perils: The fight to define the right

As Friedrich Hayek identified, it's caution vs. caution-to-the-wind.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 07:14 PM

Vikings fans have no right to complain about seat licenses

After all, it's a choice — unlike paying taxes to support a stadium.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 08:03 PM

The Civil War: Our nation's blood line

Enormous in scope, yet established as a shared calamity, a boundary on differences.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:22 PM

No new taxes? Tax the rich? Both history.

Whichever three-word catchphrase you favored, it no longer applies.

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 08:45 PM

How does U lose money selling beer to Minnesota football fans?

The U managed this marvel last year at TCF Bank Stadium, according to a news report, dropping some $16,000 on more than $900,000 in beer and wine sales.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Has progress plateaued?

It's not as if ours is an age without advances. But the truly momentous changes seem to be behind us, and that has economic implications.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 05:19 PM

The good 'ol Electoral College comes through for us again

America's Electoral College was badmouthed by a chorus of independent thinkers in the weeks leading up to last Tuesday's presidential election -- as it usually is.

Updated: November 12, 2012, - 01:16 PM

There's rappelling equipment, if you'd care to use it

In the long, silly history of our species, has there ever been a human being with a lousy habit to break who wasn't eager to adopt exactly this type of strategic plan -- indulge today, abstain tomorrow?

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 09:15 AM

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