Recent content from John Rash
New film "The Mauritanian," which depicts a detainee's ordeal, comes amid President Joe Biden's bid to close the U.S. detention facility.
A sense of normalcy pervades politics despite the president's ambitious agenda. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.
Amid positive COVID trends, Minnesota's governor urges an accelerated return to in-person learning. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Patricia Lopez and John Rash.
While a Senate acquittal is still highly likely, the series of searing images frames a different debate than the first trial.
For the second time, senators heard House managers present their case to impeach former President Donald Trump. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.
From Cairo to the Capitol to the Kremlin and beyond, the web continues to play a significant role in antigovernment protests.
Gov. Tim Walz's proposal was met with Republican reluctance. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune's Patricia Lopez and John Rash.
Poetry is "having a moment" as America is riveted by a poem (and poet) that captures a country's and inauguration's inflection point.
In his inaugural address, the 46th president calls for national unity. Hear the "Playing Politics" podcast analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's D.J. Tice and John Rash.
The Capitol attack, including the desecration of the American flag and unfurling of the Confederate one, shows the power of symbols.
Protests against the presidential election resulted in violence as Congress convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.
Surveillance trending more click-and-digital than cloak-and-dagger.
The post-vote turmoil is itself an example of a geopolitically risky event that may test his foreign-policy and national-security teams.
Co-author of compelling new James Baker biography says that "The Man Who Ran Washington" knew how to get stuff done.
New PBS "Frontline" documentary "Whose Vote Counts" focuses on Wisconsin as it examines issues around access to voting.
Despite domestic divisions so apparent in the debate and campaign, America can and should still be the "indispensable nation."
New Pew Research Center poll of 13 allied nations reflects a nadir of confidence in several for President Donald Trump and America.
The pandemic, race relations, wildfires and an incendiary campaign converge.
Events already transpiring, and ones that may yet dominate the news narrative, will determine the shape of the presidential race.
Perceptions of suppression are met emotionally everywhere because voting is about more than just politics; it's about identity, too.
The outcome is predetermined, and the pandemic will change the optics. But voters will likely still be viewers anyway.
President Donald Trump's executive orders regarding TikTok and WeChat reflect a deepening rift between the U.S. and China.
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.
50th anniversary of Canadian consulate in Minneapolis reflects a relationship that, like the Mississippi, "is deep, is profound and it flows."
The new book is unflattering to both Bolton and Trump.
"What Minneapolis will be remembered for is its response," said Brookings expert Amy Liu, reflecting thoughts of other civic leaders.
In Minneapolis and across the country, many journalists have been brazenly targeted by some in law enforcement.
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.
A virtual version of the 39th annual world cinema event comes amid changes and challenges to globalization itself.
U.N.'s World Press Freedom Day's theme of "Journalism without Fear or Favour" is reflected in an array of award-winning work.
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.
President's "most effective ploy has been to destroy the credibility of the press," according to an analysis from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Historians, former diplomats weigh in on a Carnegie Endowment for Peace panel examining presidential leadership in a time of crisis.
Disinformation and misinformation make the coronavirus response even more difficult.
The lineup for the now-postponed Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival offered an antidote to cinematic cynicism.
Endorsements from former rivals — and also from Rep. James Clyburn — were worth more than unlimited campaign spending.
Complex, concurrent crises spanning the globe loom for the next president, but were mostly unmentioned in Wednesday's debate.
Rash Report: New Pew Research Center polls show a nation riven with divisions.
The nine nominated films contending for Best Picture reflect enduring content controversies and an ever-evolving media model.
A new film from director Terrence Malick shows how an Austrian man, firm in his faith, forsakes swearing allegiance to Hitler.
Washington Post's publication of "A Secret History of the War" exposes lies spanning 18 years across three presidential administrations.
Arrows Awards, which honor the best of British advertising, reflect the U.K.'s cultural and political split.
Enduring Western unity and purpose toppled the wall and won the Cold War. It's needed again to meet today's transatlantic challenges.
Belying characterizations, the character of top envoys and officers has been apparent during the impeachment inquiry.
U.S. betrayal of Kurdish allies is just the latest sad chapter in this tragedy, as searing Syrian documentary, "For Sama," shows.
New documentary 'Where's My Roy Cohn?' shows the notorious attorney's considerable influence on the future U.S. president.
Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss, Anne's stepsister, will speak at the U's Northrop Auditorium on Oct. 27.
Coalition talks will tackle a political split, but long-term questions await answers.
Katharine Gun and Martin Bright discuss a new movie that examines how the run-up to the war ran roughshod over the truth.
Two experts envision Sino-American relations and the climate crisis as profound present and future foreign-policy dynamics.
In Hong Kong, Moscow and elsewhere, a citizen-led counternarrative, though not yet a counterrevolution, to repressive regimes.
CNN should have focused more on foreign policy and had candidates answer more profound questions about war and diplomacy.
Political and social strife was omnipresent 50 years ago, too, but the country did not let it eclipse its mission and achievement.
New documentary on the first female crew in a round-the-world race and soccer team's win give context to ongoing fight for equality.
The formal agenda at the summit of world leaders in Osaka and the top topics at the Democratic candidate debates in Miami were revealing.
In Korea, a lifetime's uneasy truce hasn't erased hopes for a true end to hostilities or reduced the importance of America's role.
The twice-a-decade, 28-nation European Parliament elections, which will be concluded on Sunday, will be a bellwether for populism's popularity across the Continent.
"Christchurch Call" amplifies global concern over antisocial abuse of social media.
A new movie and a museum exhibit displaying his creative process reveal the human behind "The Hobbit."
A comic actor will soon take on the country's serious challenges.
Joe Biden and 19 other Democrats try to break through in what "will be a battle for attention."
Pulitzer Prizes, clarity of Mueller report are antidotes to Reporters Without Borders' chilling annual analysis.
World's largest democracy can be a global beacon amid a time of increasing authoritarianism.
The 38th annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will screen more than 250 films from 77 countries during its April 4-20 run.
Annual U.N. study of people polled in 156 countries suggests that while it can help, money doesn't (always) buy happiness.
The world needs to match the State Department honoree's intrepid advocacy on behalf of Rohingya refugees.
Filmmaking, and the movies themselves, should be the stars of a show that's been shadowed with controversy.
A juxtaposition of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and an Iran-focused Mideast security conference in Warsaw.
Minnesota senator's expected presidential bid comes amid a polarized, turbulent political environment.
A new documentary from director Peter Jackson uses old footage and voices to renew interest in the sacrifices of soldiers who fought, and won, the "Great War."
Political stalemates in Washington, London and elsewhere reflect a crisis in governance at a time of rising global challenges.
Foreign-policy experts cite the erosion of international institutions and the global order itself.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder spurs Senate to condemn the crown prince and end U.S. military aid for the war in Yemen.
New film by acclaimed Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón reflects an alternative cultural, commercial approach.
"Arrows Awards" reel, which begins its annual Walker Art Center run, may better reflect British society.