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 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

Minnesota's sex offenders -- dealing with the worst in a better way

Predatory politics caused Minnesota to lose control of its program.

Updated: January 23, 2012, - 07:58 PM

Recess appointment flap -- a sign of the rule-bending times

Recess appointments, confirmation maneuvers, filibusters, unallotment -- everywhere you look, someone's working outside the system.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 08:05 PM

Iowa could be Ron Paul's finest hour

A win in Iowa could well energize his campaign, but what will it mean in the long run?

Updated: December 21, 2011, - 01:43 PM

A Pearl Harbor remembrance

Revisiting a speech delivered by President Roosevelt.

Updated: December 06, 2011, - 09:24 PM

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