Editorial writer and columnist | Opinion

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..


In tank debate, all was not quiet on the German front

Oscar-nominated "All Quiet on the Western Front" reminds why Germany's history plays a role in present-day politics, too.


Geopolitical, global-warming angst in the Alps

The climate crisis is the type of challenge meant for the business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


On black swans, gray rhinos and white doves

Geopolitical experts consider the conflicts and top risks of 2023.


Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Time's 'Person of the Year,' channels Chaplin as much as Churchill

In a compelling profile, the Ukrainian comedian-turned-statesman lauds unconventional voices against totalitarianism.


At the Walker Art Center, the best of Britain's (deeply) moving images

The annual Arrows Awards screening, featuring the best of British advertising, begins its holiday-season run.


World Cup in Qatar is an 'own goal' by FIFA

Soccer's governing body, as well as the International Olympic Committee, should live up to ideals in awarding events.


Democracy on the ballot — Ukraine's democracy, that is

A campaign focused on domestic dynamics may have major global implications.


Starvation stalks the Horn of Africa

Concurrent crises across the world have meant less attention on a looming human catastrophe.


Nuclear threats prove prescience of former Peace Prize laureate

2017 Nobel winner Beatrice Fihn and ICAN continue to push for the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.


The West calls out Putin's imperialism

After world leaders mourn a queen, but not the British Empire, they warn of the Kremlin leader's drive to resurrect a Russian Empire.