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: 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.


Rash Report: NATO 'obsolete'? Minnesota National Guard proves that's not the case

A training exercise takes our soldiers to Lithuania for on-the-ground experience in an area that (one never knows) they might be called upon to defend.


Rash Report: There's consensus on one president, at least

Russian interference in America's democracy should inspire the pursuit of the truth.


Rash Report: Unity on Manchester, but British divisions define election

On June 8 U.K. voters will decide whether Prime Minister May's "safe pair of hands" will still guide Great Britain.


Star Tribune Globe to spin again as world news comes full circle

International news events echo the original unveiling of the globe in 1951.


Comey controversy means difficult diplomacy ahead

For U.S. envoys, a tougher task of projecting America's model of democracy amid disarray at home.


A French election with continental consequence

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen offer France dramatically different visions for their country's future.


Rash Report: Colombia makes the case for foreign-policy resolve

Chronic crises elsewhere shouldn't preclude proactive Latin America efforts.