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

Instead of focusing on the past, let’s envision our nation’s brighter future

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Our society is in a state of political turmoil, but for some on the left, the problems are deeper than simple disagreements over policy issues. Instead, there are those on the left who are running active campaigns to undermine the founding principles of the nation. We saw this last week in the annual outrage-fest most normal folks call Columbus Day. Liberals have decided to cast Columbus as the representative of imperialism and domination over “indigenous peoples,” demanding Columbus be sent to the dustbin of history, scrubbing his name from any public monument, plaque, or even history textbook. These activists seem…

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To the left, everything is a political nail needing to be hammered

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Democrats in Congress and their friends in the media can’t help but pile on the crisis that is Puerto Rico. They couldn’t do it in Texas or Louisiana or Florida, but they are throwing haymakers at the Trump administration’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria and Puerto Rico. Days after Hurricane Irma left a million in Puerto Rico without power, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island on Sept. 20, crossing the entire island, leaving millions more without water, shelter, or power. It’s a humanitarian crisis and one the United States must solve. Puerto Rico is an American protectorate, meaning ever…

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Spineless Republicans on the Hill are weighing down the Trump administration

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With some of the major 2016 storylines of the “Russia hacked the election story,” biting the dust, it’s time to have a conversation about other 2016 stories, from the fairytale of Russian-Trump campaign collusion, to Hillary Clinton’s email server, to James Comey and Loretta Lynch’s manipulation of that investigation, and the Obama Administration’s unmasking scandal. I said this spring on MSNBC that Russian collusion was a fairytale that the Left puts itself to sleep with in hopes that they’ll wake up and find Hillary in the White House. Or as President Trump has described it, a hoax. And yet many…

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Mr. Trump, don’t just address the symptoms. Cure the ‘swamp disease’

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Now that HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned over his abuse of chartered flights and the taxpayers who funded them, it’s helpful both to have some perspective and to see this as a microcosm of why the 2016 election happened. While it is truly hard to fathom what Price, a smart guy and successful physician, was thinking in charging taxpayers over $1 million on flights since May alone, let’s be honest: His behavior was just the latest example of the longstanding D.C. tradition of taxpayer dollars being abused by “public servants.” These abuses have been perpetrated by both Republican and…

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Trump’s Critics Don’t Get Putin’s Real Agenda

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President Trump’s most excitable critics have spent almost a year claiming that the president colluded with Russia to win the White House, with some suggesting he should be impeached and members of his campaign be prosecuted criminally. There is still no evidence that anyone associated with Trump colluded with Russia, and with a bureaucracy that leaks like a sieve, there would likely have been proof of it by now. If anything, we now know that Democrats’ relationship with Fusion GPS could have included criminal acts and collusion. Calmer critics suggest Trump is naïve about Russia even though his actions have…

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