John Rash | Star Tribune
Editorial writer and columnist

Rash's commentary can be heard on WCCO-AM on Friday mornings at 8:10 a.m. and on Wednesdays on "Playing Politics," a podcast from the Editorial Board. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife, two children and a dog.


Rash Report: More than arms sales at stake in Khashoggi case

American values and U.S. leadership are needed to counter the rise of a global "authoritarian alliance."


Rash Report: Enormous partisan divide on media endangers democracy

New Pew poll reflects deep divisions on support for the watchdog role of the press, perceived fairness, trust and other key issues.


Rash Report: A split vote on two new documentaries about democracy

"Fahrenheit 11/9," "Time for Ilhan" leave moviegoers with different takes on America's political system.


Rash Report: From Soviet tanks in 1968 to Russian clicks in 2018

Tactics shift, but the foreign policy objectives seem similar to a previous era.


Rash Report: Primary shows Minnesota is a microcosm of broader U.S. trends

Geographic, generational and gender trends, not to mention ideological divides, are apparent in state races.


Rash Report: A Russian (and at times, Soviet) news narrative

Controversy over Trump-Putin summit, attacks on the press and a Republican rebuke of policy "commissars."


Rash Report: Trump's disruption of international order comes with peril

The president is accelerating the waning of a system that's advanced U.S. interests.


Rash Report: Mexican election comes amid frayed North American ties

But relationships between Americans, Mexicans and Canadians transcend politics.


Rash Report: The migration issue is global, and growing

History Center's "Somalis + Minnesota" shows how immigration enriches.


Malian 'Spiderman' becomes real-life French superhero

Remarkable rescue shows the power of viral video and reflects the potency of immigration issue in Europe.