Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is the founder and president of American Majority, a political training institution, and a senior editor of The American Spectator. You can follow him on Twitter @nedryun.

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The Left Never Rests, Neither Should We

 

With roughly 60 days to go until the 2016 elections, we’re in the heavy season of campaigns when most Americans are actually starting to pay attention to politics. But post-November 8 , most of those who identify as Center Right (think conservatives, Republicans, libertarians) will go back to their everyday lives, which of course is what […]

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Staying in the Fight: An Interview With Brad Thor

 

Ned Ryun: I’m always fascinated with origin stories, on where something all began. So I have to ask: how did you become an author? Where did it begin? Brad Thor: For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be an author. I didn’t pursue it until my thirties, though, because I […]

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Don’t Get Complacent If the GOP Wins in November

 

We’re less than five weeks out from the midterm elections, and by all appearances they will go well for the Republicans. Gains in the House and Senate are likely, with the majority in the Senate within reach. Pick-ups are likely at the state level as well—just as important, but frequently overlooked. So you can be […]

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Catching Up on Campaign Tech

 

In the weeks following the 2012 elections, the post-mortems revealed how tech-savvy Obama’s re-election operation had been. The campaign built a revolutionary data-sharing platform and had more than 300 technologists and analysts on staff. In October of 2012, polls were showing a very close race, and the president’s approval rating hovered near 50 percent. So […]

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The (Real) Great Divide

 

THERE HAS BEEN MUCH WRINGING OF HANDS over how the Obama campaign’s use of big data and technology was (and is still) so much more advanced than anything we have on the right. Much of this concern is grounded in reality. The left has a big advantage here, and it’s one post-election problem that the […]

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The Arkansas Miracle

 

There’s something amazing happening in Arkansas right now. That something is House Bill 1897, and it’s coming before the Education Committee of the Arkansas State House next Tuesday, April 2nd at 10 am. A friend brought the issue to my attention just this week, and quite frankly, I was floored. HB 1897 is truly revolutionary […]

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Main Street Deserves a Level Playing Field

 

One of the basic principles of the conservative movement is that the market, not the government, should pick economic winners and losers. The only role that government should play is to ensure a fair and level playing field. When it comes to sales taxes, that principle has gone out the window in the Internet age. Here’s […]

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It’s Not Over by a Long Shot

 

FOR YEARS I’VE BEEN TALKING about the “Long War” and the need to prosecute a perpetual campaign against the progressive left. Many people scoff at the notion of perpetual campaigning and say it detracts from the business of governing. Those people are usually liberals, who don’t like it when conservatives look and sound as if […]

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The Real Choice

 

WE’RE COMING DOWN to the wire now for the 2012 elections, but if you think that this choice is between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, you haven’t been paying attention. Though this presidential campaign has been broadcast, written, Tweeted, and Facebooked about more than any other in history, it’s not about the personalities involved. Forget […]

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Obama’s Real Second Term Plan

 

Mitt Romney said it best in the last debate when he informed the President that, “attacking me isn’t an agenda,” which prompted the Obama campaign to immediately release what they call a plan for the second term. This 20-page repackaging of speeches notwithstanding, President Obama remains perhaps the only president in history to run for […]

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