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..


Playing Politics: Bipartisan heat on Rep. John Thompson

Republican and DFL leaders call for the St. Paul representative, a Democrat, to resign. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Adam Carter and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.


Rash Report: Climate-change politics need to cool, too

The U.S. can't continue to let partisanship paralyze the leadership needed for this global challenge.


Playing Politics: Special session sprints to finish

Despite the acrimony it appears that Minnesota will avoid a government shutdown. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Adam Carter and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Patricia Lopez and John Rash.


Biden boosts — and is boosted by — resurgent U.S. image abroad

Three new Pew Research Center polls helped the president rally allies at the G-7, NATO and European Union summits to contend with geopolitical challenges.


Playing Politics podcast: Uptown upheaval latest test for Minneapolis

The city contends with continued demonstrations over a law-enforcement shooting and the death of a protester. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Denise Johnson and John Rash.


'In the Heights' soars amid some big cities' lows

The new movie musical, an exuberant celebration of the New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, arrives as urban living faces challenges.


U.S.-Israel political parallels (and perils)

New leaders in Jerusalem and Washington will contend with a bilateral relationship that's become more political than diplomatic.


Playing Politics podcast: State budget brinkmanship

As time winds down, a wide divide is still apparent between DFL Gov. Tim Walz and Republican leaders at the state Legislature. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.


Political science — and science — help guide NATO

Bryan Wells, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's chief scientist, talks about the evolving role of science in the Western alliance.


A resilient Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival endures

A local event screening global films, the springtime cultural institution is bracketed by "Summer of Soul" and "After Antarctica."