John Rash | Star Tribune
Editorial writer and columnist

John is an editorial writer and columnist. His weekly Rash Report column analyzes media news and trends. His focus on foreign policy as an editorial writer has taken him on reporting trips to China, Japan, Turkey, Rwanda, Kuwait and Kazakhstan. John was the recipient of a 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award for editorial writing. John's commentary can be heard Fridays at 8:20 a.m. as well as weekly on "Playing Politics," a podcast from the Editorial Board and WCCO-AM (830), the CBS radio affiliate in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the Editorial Board, John was a senior vice president, director of media analysis for Campbell Mithun, a Minneapolis-based national advertising agency. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the U's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and two children.


Rash Report: West must unite against Kremlin meddling

Recent reports and events show the extent of Russia's political and media manipulation.


Rash Report: Cuba trade embargo empowers hardliners

A pair of Minnesotans in Congress from opposite sides of the aisle agree that the decades-old U.S. policy is counterproductive.


Rash Report: Carrying on the proud tradition of the Minnesota National Guard

Incoming, outgoing adjutant generals speak about geopolitics, service and the need for diversity in the ranks.


Rash Report: 'Mark Felt' movie about Watergate evokes parallels to today

Leaks, investigative reporting and a special counsel consume Washington.


ICAN's can-do on nuclear weapons ban befits Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has always lauded long-shot peacemaking efforts, many of which came to fruition.


Billie Jean King reflects on 'Battle of the Sexes'

New film depicts her historic win against Bobby Riggs: "I was very clear that this wasn't just a tennis match."


Rash Report: Merkel, Germany seem ready for a reassuring election

A stable nation and leader look to emerge further as a geopolitical force, but a rising right-wing party may mar the outcome.


Rash Report: Russia's election meddling extends to social media

Fake Facebook accounts bought ads that "appeared to favor amplifying divisive social and political messages."


Rash Report: Amid global woes, a welcome Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Augsburg University forum's focus on "bridging divisions through dialogue" reflects the grass-roots effort needed for peacemaking.


Rash Report: Don't let Afghanistan be the next 'forgotten war'

Americans — and the news media — tune out of the enduring South Asian conflict even as military sacrifices continue.