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..


Rash Report: Big Tech is a growing geopolitical force

The dynamic between governments and technology firms will be a key driver of global politics in the coming years.


Playing Politics: Dems' narrow majority slims down bill

Many of President Joe Biden's priorities are the subject of tense congressional negotiations. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.


'Pivot' to Asia may pivot back to Mideast

"The runway is getting shorter" on re-entering the Iran nuclear deal, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.


Nobel: Freedom of expression a 'precondition for democracy and lasting peace'

Peace Prizes for Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov are "representative of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions."


Playing Politics: Biden administration besieged

From foreign policy to domestic dynamics, the president faces persistent challenges -and criticism. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.


Playing Politics: Woodward's bombshell book on Trump

Among the reporter's revelations are that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff phoned his Chinese counterpart twice to reassure him during the final weeks of the president's administration. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.


Playing Politics: Biden's deadline dilemma

The president is pressed by allies and lawmakers to extend the Afghanistan withdrawal date past Aug. 31. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Denise Johnson and John Rash.


Biden's 'America is back' takes a step back

The president's pledge to reassert U.S. leadership is undermined by the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.


Rash Report: In Kabul, shadows of Saigon

The Taliban's rapid advance through Afghanistan threatens the capital — and the country — as the U.S. withdraws.


Amid adversity, the Olympic spirit endures

Athletes, their families, Japan and the International Olympic Committee perform under pressure.