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: Jordan's 'rough and tough times' met with admirable compassion

Ambassador Dina Kawar reflects on her nation's resiliency.


Japan on the global stage: The art and craft of ennobling a nation

Japan has been up and down more than once. It's steady now and willing to be a pillar of global affairs.


Rash Report: #MeToo movement will hasten Hollywood shifts

Drive for diversity in front of and behind the camera bolstered by "Black Panther" and activism.


Rash Report: The Olympic spirit is an antidote to these dispiriting times

Games face challenges and change, but still inspire athletes and fans worldwide.


Rash Report: Protect elections, democracy's DNA

U.S. intelligence chiefs' warnings on Russian interference should spur bipartisan backing for an aggressive congressional response.


Super Bowl, State of the Union offer ritualistic respites

Challenges batter the nation, and the National Football League, but both events offer a unique unity moment, however fleeting.


Rash Report: Amid Lebanese strife, an Oscar compliment for 'The Insult'

Acclaimed Lebanese film focuses on unhealed wounds from vicious civil war.


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.