John Rash | Star Tribune
Editorial writer and columnist

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: 'Roma' is human, and humane, counternarrative

New film by acclaimed Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón reflects an alternative cultural, commercial approach.


Best of British advertising amid worst of Brexit times

"Arrows Awards" reel, which begins its annual Walker Art Center run, may better reflect British society.


Rash Report: 'Front Runner' Gary Hart stumbled at new era's starting line

New movie recalls the 1988 sex scandal that engulfed the favorite to be the Democratic presidential nominee.


Rash Report: Bob Woodward on Watergate's, and today's, political-media eras

President Trump, the journalist said, might be best remembered for his 'policy casino.'


Rash Report: World watches Saudi, U.S. response to Khashoggi crisis

Even if Trump doesn't act, Congress can reassert U.S. foreign-policy independence by limiting arms sales to the kingdom.


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.