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

D. J. Tice: Pawlenty's book offers the who, what, when, where -- but not why

You'll know what he's about politically, but not how he came to be that way.

Updated: January 10, 2011, - 08:53 PM

D.J. Tice: Another sweeping, stunning upheaval? We're used to it by now

If Tuesday's vote produces the predicted seismic shift in political power, it will merely be a typical election for our atypical times.

Updated: December 14, 2010, - 11:14 AM

Our advice? Enjoy the show.

There's more than a bit of a circus atmosphere to this year's gubernatorial campaign. Question is: With such characters on either side, can Tom Horner be the ringmaster?

Updated: September 05, 2010, - 09:41 AM

D.J. Tice: Well, it sure sounded bad at the time ...

A report on the vanishing oil slick shows us how much we don't know.

Updated: July 29, 2010, - 06:36 PM

D.J. Tice on teachers: The student was flailing, the teacher appeared

It was dark and cool in the northwoods cabin, still long before dawn, as I woke feeling a gentle squeeze on my shoulder. Mr. Englund was crouched beside my bunk with a finger to his lips. He whispered for me to get up quietly, without waking the others.

Updated: June 12, 2010, - 06:49 PM

D.J. Tice: Dayton vs. Emmer would capture the mood of the moment

Minnesotans who don't relish picking their next governor from the ideological outskirts should start paying attention to this campaign

Updated: April 17, 2010, - 05:58 PM

Still confused? Consider these scenarios.

Intrigued, yet a little puzzled, by the concern commentators Cilek and Marchetti raise above about instant-runoff voting potentially causing voters to undermine their preferred candidate by casting their first place votes for him or her, I worked through some scenarios.

Updated: March 05, 2010, - 10:53 AM

D.J. Tice: Skilled politician's latest trick finds its way to court

At issue: The process of exercising power as the governor did -- with unallotment. As a tactic, it was indeed untested. But never count Pawlenty out.

Updated: January 06, 2010, - 05:37 AM

D.J. Tice: An abortion battle? Now that's the status quo

The rift in the House over health care reform shows that much remains as it ever was in politics.

Updated: November 11, 2009, - 07:41 AM

D.J. Tice: It's easy to pounce on that political football

The tougher issues involve the cost of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program -- and whether it is a just endeavor to begin with.

Updated: October 31, 2009, - 07:47 PM

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