|Name John Ransom|
John (Bam) Ransom is a political writer and finance editor for Townhall.com. Additionally he hosts Ransom Notes Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show on politics and finance that runs daily in about 30 markets. Ransom Notes is syndicated by the Wall Street Business Network, a division of Salem Communications.
Ransom lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.
He writes a daily column for Townhall.com plus occasional blogs entries along with a monthly feature for Townhall Magazine.
Previously he published a syndicated column called “Personal Fool” published by The Sports Network (wire service), one of the largest sports wire services in North America. The column in more than two dozen major news publications.
His columns range from serious to mildly offbeat to outright zany. Ransom has said he was influenced by legendary Chicago columnist Mike Royko who wrote about sports and politics in Chicago for several decades. Ransom’s other influences are the written works of Steve Martin, Dave Barry, Mark Twain, Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Rosenbloom and Mad Magazine.
Ransom has appeared in various publications including TheStreet.com, the Observer Media Group, NewsMax, Registered Rep Magazine, the Los Angeles Business Journal, The Naval Intelligence Professionals, Growing Wealth Magazine and the American Conservative Union's Battle Line.
Ransom's sports writing has appeared in LA Business Journal covering the NFL; the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review covering the NFL Draft; USAHockey.com covering Olympic Hockey; BassFan covering fishing; and the Cicero-Berwyn Gazette, covering the Chicago Bears as a beat reporter in 2006.
Ransom served as Chairman of the Douglas County (CO) Republican Party, as a field director for Northern Utah for Yes on 1, as a field director for Code Red, a project for of Americans for Limited Government, and as communications director and campaign co-chair for Tom Wiens for United States Senate, Inc. He also served on the board of directors for the Majority Project 2010.