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: 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.


Proliferation threats vex White House, world

With U.S.-South Korean exercises, the focus will shift back to North Korean crisis.


Rash Report: Steve Sack on his 'little piece of real estate in the paper'

A book and a "Talk of the Stacks" event reflect remarkable career of the Star Tribune cartoonist.


Rash Report: More-amorphous security threats worry world the most

New Pew poll points to ISIS, climate change, cyberattacks, global economy and refugees.


Rash Report: A wild week in Washington by any standard

Distractions and disconnects in the White House and Congress.


Rash Report: What 'Dunkirk' displays about Britain, then and now

A temporary retreat from a hostile continent during wartime to a permanent Brexit divorce from today's welcoming Europe.


Rash Report: Gulf diplomatic strife engulfs Al Jazeera, too

The dispute between Qatar and four nations led by Saudi Arabia threatens regional stability.


Rash Report: Why Trump's — and America's —international image matters

A new Pew poll reports low global confidence in the president, which may make diplomatic efforts more difficult.