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: 'Fake news' focus has real consequences

Two Arizona Republican senators reflect on President Trump's attacks on the media.


Rash Report: 'The Post' works in historic, current context

New movie examines Pentagon Papers case and puts a lens on today's era.


Rash Report: China rises, including to top of 2018 'risk list'

Forecasters see Beijing beginning to fill the power vacuum left by a disengaged Trump administration.


Rash Report: In a word (or four), it was an extraordinary year

Four different dictionaries' "words of the year" define our times and deliver a potential preview of 2018.


Rash Report: Politics increasingly defining states' images

The potential impact on Alabama's reputation may have spurred some Republicans to say "no Moore."


Rash Report: 'Darkest Hour,' but enduring light on Winston Churchill

New movie about the British prime minister is just the latest reflection on a leader who has become a legend.


Best of British ads shows simple wishes, complex reality

Annual Walker Art Center screening shows advertising as creative as the shows it supports and provides insight into U.K. society.


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.