John Rash

Editorial writer, columnist
Phone: 612-673-4301
John Rash writes the Rash Report column, which explores the intersection of media, culture, society and politics. He is also an editorial writer and a member of the Star Tribune’s Editorial Board. John teaches Mass Media and Politics at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, where he majored in political science and minored in French. John’s commentary on media and pop culture can be heard on “The Rash Report,” which runs Monday-Friday at 7:50 a.m. on WCCO-AM (830), the CBS radio affiliate in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the Editorial Board John was a senior vice president, director of media analysis for Campbell Mithun, a Minneapolis-based national advertising agency. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and two children.

Recent content from John Rash

The CIA agent behind the movie Argo

Tony Mendez drops 'the old code' and analyzes Iran, the CIA, movies and magic.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 07:06 PM

President Obama’s second-term foreign policy

Tom Hanson, a former Foreign Service officer, spoke to a packed house at a Minnesota International Center event at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 08:17 PM

The Washington-weary turn away

Steep drop in viewership was typical of second-term inaugurations.

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 06:37 PM

From some things, we must not look away

'Responsibility to protect' should be met with 'responsibility to report.'

Updated: January 18, 2013, - 07:11 PM

In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Hollywood spurs Beltway debate anew

'Zero Dark Thirty' reopens the necessary national discussion on torture.

Updated: January 11, 2013, - 07:07 PM

MTV jumps from 'Jersey Shore' to West Virginia

With a written rebuke by a senator from that state, a new 'reality' show capitalizes on Capitol Hill outrage to get noticed.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 11:12 PM

U.S.-Canada: Two countries, increasingly intertwined

A lot of goodwill flows between America and Canada, the Minnesota International Center's 2013 focus country.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 06:08 PM

Social media and the Middle East

Repressive regimes increasingly use social media to ensnare dissidents and spy on reporters.

Updated: December 07, 2012, - 09:42 PM

A global tour of Obama's second term

Editorial writer John Rash reflects on two conferences on international issues.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 09:56 PM

Voters embrace many outlets for campaign news

Today's media mosaic means that no single source set the 2012 campaign news narrative.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 08:27 PM

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