John (Bam) Ransom
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John Bam Ransom

John (Bam) Ransom is a political writer and finance editor. Currently he is founder and president of, organized to impose sanctions on members of the Chinese Communist Party for human rights, environmental and security violations worldwide. [1] He is also a contributor at American Wire. [2] Previously Ransom was finance editor for Additionally he hosted Ransom Notes Radio, a nationally syndicated radio show on politics and finance that ran daily in about 30 markets. Ransom Notes was syndicated by the Wall Street Business Network, a division of Salem Communications. He also has |made regular appearances on TV, including Fox News,[3] The Dr Gina Show [4] and sometimes hosted the Ray Lucia Show[5]

Ransom lives in V?ng Tàu, Vietnam and Castle Rock, Colorado

He wrote a daily column for plus occasional blogs entries along with a monthly feature for Townhall Magazine.

He covers the convergence between politics and the economy.

Previously he published a syndicated column called "Personal Fool"[6] 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.[7]

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,[8] the Observer Media Group, NewsMax, Registered Rep Magazine,[9] the Los Angeles Business Journal,[10] 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;[11] covering Olympic Hockey;[12] 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.

He also works as a political consultant and in the oil and gas services business worldwide, with offices in Washington, DC and Singapore.


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  6. ^ The Sports Network. "Other Sports". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2013-09-18. Retrieved .
  7. ^ The Sports Network. "Other Sports". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2013-08-15. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "John "Bam" Ransom - Articles and Bio". TheStreet. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Home for Sale | Citi, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Morgan Stanley, CDOs | Practice Management content from". 2008-02-01. Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. Retrieved .
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  11. ^ [2] Archived August 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Welcome to". Retrieved .

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