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.


Hamilton, and 'Hamilton,' reexamined anew

The musical's movie debut on Disney Plus reminds us that history is dynamic, not static, so "who tells your story" changes in context with what's happening today, too.


Amid tension at the top, U.S.-Canada ties are tight

50th anniversary of Canadian consulate in Minneapolis reflects a relationship that, like the Mississippi, "is deep, is profound and it flows."


More Burr than Hamilton in Bolton's 'The Room Where It Happened'

The new book is unflattering to both Bolton and Trump.


Peril, and promise, in 'Minneapolis moment'

"What Minneapolis will be remembered for is its response," said Brookings expert Amy Liu, reflecting thoughts of other civic leaders.


Attack on news media is an attack on democracy

In Minneapolis and across the country, many journalists have been brazenly targeted by some in law enforcement.


Twitter, Trump and the search for truth collide

After the social media site fact-checks him, the president signs an executive order that targets social media, but his tweets may ultimately become the target, too.


MSP International Film Festival, and world, redefined

A virtual version of the 39th annual world cinema event comes amid changes and challenges to globalization itself.


World Press Freedom Day, Pulitzer Prizes project journalism's vitality

U.N.'s World Press Freedom Day's theme of "Journalism without Fear or Favour" is reflected in an array of award-winning work.


Rash Report: Quarantine of truth taints China's governance model

Reporters Without Borders' recently released World Press Freedom Index ranks the nation 177th out of 180 countries as Beijing tries to tout its governance structure.


Rash Report: A pointed report on the Trump administration and the media

President's "most effective ploy has been to destroy the credibility of the press," according to an analysis from the Committee to Protect Journalists.