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

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

How to word amendments? Good question.

Not one of the dueling titles this year is as brazenly manipulative as the title of the 2008 ballot question was.

Updated: August 05, 2012, - 09:52 PM

D.J. Tice: Court's liberal wing is rigid

That's what you could conclude from recent rulings.

Updated: June 29, 2012, - 11:12 AM

In politics, business as usual

Despite the apparent political insurrections of recent years, we're shocked, shocked to learn that the spoils of legislation are going to some very familiar recipients.

Updated: May 12, 2012, - 05:51 PM

Pay up front for health care? Not so outrageous

It's expected for many transactions. So why not for costly health care?

Updated: April 27, 2012, - 09:34 PM

Is health care mandate a tax?

Star Tribune commentary editor says that in a 'blah' week, the word 'tax' is of note.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 05:26 PM

History repeats itself in the Brodkorb ... affair

Remember James Callender? Well, no, you probably don't. Michael Brodkorb is a virtual reincarnation of a figure from the early years of our democracy.

Updated: March 24, 2012, - 08:09 PM

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