Editorial writer and columnist | Opinion

John Rash is an editorial writer and columnist. His Rash Report column analyzes media and politics, and his focus on foreign policy has taken him on international reporting trips to China, Japan, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Lithuania, Kuwait and Canada.. 

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: A film about Roy Cohn, but also about Donald Trump

New documentary 'Where's My Roy Cohn?' shows the notorious attorney's considerable influence on the future U.S. president.


The enduring impact of Anne Frank's diary

Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss, Anne's stepsister, will speak at the U's Northrop Auditorium on Oct. 27.


Rash Report: Election leaves Israel hanging in the balance (again)

Coalition talks will tackle a political split, but long-term questions await answers.


Rash Report: 'Official Secrets' and the open issue of the Iraq war

Katharine Gun and Martin Bright discuss a new movie that examines how the run-up to the war ran roughshod over the truth.


Rash Report: 'Cool War,' warming planet are key to geopolitics

Two experts envision Sino-American relations and the climate crisis as profound present and future foreign-policy dynamics.


Rash Report: Dissent seen despite rise of autocratic age

In Hong Kong, Moscow and elsewhere, a citizen-led counternarrative, though not yet a counterrevolution, to repressive regimes.


Rash Report: Debates focused on the wrong kind of conflict

CNN should have focused more on foreign policy and had candidates answer more profound questions about war and diplomacy.


Rash Report: Moonshot showed America at its best

Political and social strife was omnipresent 50 years ago, too, but the country did not let it eclipse its mission and achievement.


Rash Report: Women's sports soar in 'Maiden' and World Cup

New documentary on the first female crew in a round-the-world race and soccer team's win give context to ongoing fight for equality.


Rash Report: The geopolitics of the G-20 — and the D-20 — agendas

The formal agenda at the summit of world leaders in Osaka and the top topics at the Democratic candidate debates in Miami were revealing.