About Ned

Ned Ryun is the founder and CEO of American Majority, a non-partisan training institute whose mission is to identify and mold the next wave of liberty-minded new leaders, grassroots activists and community leaders. Under Ned’s leadership, American Majority has trained over 37,201 new leaders and activists since January 2008, conducting over 1,000 in-person trainings in 45 different states in an effort to recruit new community leaders.

A former Presidential writer for President George W. Bush and the son of former Olympic medalist and U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS), Ned has appeared on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Fox & Friends,” ABC’s “World News Tonight,” “Intelligence Report with Trish Regan”, and “OutFront with Erin Burnett,” and has been quoted in numerous print publications including Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Politico, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Washington Times.

Ned is also the CEO of Voter Gravity, a national political database technology company. In 2014, its first cycle as a new company, Voter Gravity had nearly 300 clients in 41 states, including the Iowa State House Caucus and multiple Congressional candidates.

Prior to launching American Majority and Voter Gravity, Ned founded and directed Generation Joshua, a civics education program for middle and high school students that reached a membership of nearly 10,000 under his leadership. Ned graduated with Highest Distinction (summa cum laude) from the University of Kansas with degrees in English and History. Together with his father and twin brother, Drew, he authored Heroes Among Us and The Courage to Run.

Ned Ryun resides in Purcellville, Virginia with his wife, Becca, and their four children; Nathaniel, James, Charlotte and Hudson.

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Ned’s Writing and Media Appearances

America’s Crisis Is Three-Tiered Justice

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Last week brought to the fore a serious problem now threatening to undermine the very foundations of America’s constitutional republic: we no longer have equal application of justice under the law. The rule of law has become trifurcated, with a different application of the law depending upon one’s position in the political hierarchy. First, there’s one application of the law for members of the powerful elite who have the right political connections. Here, the law is more a series of suggestions that might or might not be followed with almost no legal consequences for non-compliance. Read the full op-ed at…

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Unleashing Self Interest Against Self Interest to Reform Healthcare

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It’s rigged, people. Insurance companies and healthcare providers are colluding against you in a systematic way while laughing all the way to the bank. If you don’t believe me, look at the amazing run insurance companies’ stock prices have had over the past 10 years, or the record revenue nonprofit hospital systems are making these days. Doesn’t it strike anyone as odd that the entity sitting on the largest pile of cash in Oregon is not Nike, an international shoe company, but Providence Health and Services, the Oregon-based not-for-profit health system that had nearly twice as much cash on hand…

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The media’s real enemy? Themselves

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With the most recent grandstanding by Jim Acosta at a White House briefing, the issue of fake news and those who push it being enemies of the people came to the forefront of the conversation again. Acosta, the liberal-activist-posing-as-objective-journalist wrapped in sanctimonious hypocrisy, demanded that Sarah Sanders say the press is the not the enemy of the people. Sanders, of course, refused to play Acosta’s game. In this conversation about who is whose enemy, the media needs to understand who their worst enemy actually is: themselves. And while they decry how Trump is endangering them and antagonistic to them, they…

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While everyone obsesses over Russia, China is stealing our data blind

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With all the focus on Russian hacking, Russian ambition, and Russian threats to U.S. national economic security, another Red Threat continues seemingly unabated: China’s ongoing effort to compete as a global economic power equal to, if not exceeding, the United States. China has the population and the economic ability to compete, and has made its ambitions crystal clear with its Made in China 2025 plans. Part of the strategy is being played out now in the battle over tariffs and trade policy, but far more important to the U.S. innovation economy is the ongoing battle over forced technology transfers and…

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Bread and Circus Politics

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The masquerade is finally over: Democrats are finally coming out as the socialists they’ve always pretended not to be. Apparently they find it freeing—I find it refreshing. Americans might finally get a clear choice moving forward between undisguised socialism and free market capitalism. Now there are nearly a dozen Democratic gubernatorial candidates openly calling for a universal healthcare, single payer system, pounding the lectern and insisting that, by God, insurance is a human right. But I’ll tell you what it really is: bread and circus politics. Promise the voters anything and everything in the hope of gaining power, the consequences…

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