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

Response to 'Counterpoint'

I thank Rep. Hamilton and Sen. Sheran for their civil and substantive rebuttal. But, with respect, their argument strikes me as something of a heads-I-win-tails-you-lose proposition.

Updated: March 30, 2011, - 08:39 AM

A myth-busting look at property taxes

Think local levies punish mainly outstate regions and central cities, leaving suburbs unscathed? New data could make you think again.

Updated: March 07, 2011, - 02:42 PM

The trouble with taxing the rich

How Gov. Dayton's budget plan affects star workers

Updated: February 23, 2011, - 11:11 AM

D.J Tice: Calm discussion needed about sex offenders

The state's unwieldly policy toward such criminals would benefit from a lack of politicking.

Updated: February 19, 2011, - 07:31 PM

Twain's forest vs. literalists' small trees

I don't want to see 'Huck Finn' cleaned up, either, but there's a larger point.

Updated: January 13, 2011, - 11:47 AM

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

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