Ryan J. Farrick

Ryan Farrick is a freelance writer and small business advertising consultant based out of mid-Michigan. Passionate about international politics and world affairs, he’s an avid traveler with a keen interest in the connections between South Asia and the United States. Ryan studied neuroscience and has spent the last several years working as an operations manager in transportation logistics.




Farmington Doc Monge Dodges Jail After Touching and Kissing Teen Patient

Dr. Eliezer Monge, a physician in the Detroit Metro area, dodged jail time on Monday after being found guilty of misdemeanor assault and battery. Following his sentencing hearing on April 10th, Dr. Eliezer Monge St. Laurent of Farmington, MI, was “ordered to pay court costs, perform 25 hours of community service and undergo counseling.” Laurent,


Trump’s Revised Travel Ban to Be Appealed in May

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in a Monday order that they would hear an appeal on Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. The executive order was a revival of a failed attempt to bar the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. After a round of consultation with attorneys and foreign


Sanctuary Cities Stoke Fears of Government Shutdown in April

As April saddles up to its midway mark, time is beginning to run out for the House of Representatives to determine a budget capable of keeping the federal government running for yet another year. Partially responsible for a stall are what Congressional Democrats have coined “poison pills” – provisions which would strip sanctuary cities of



Los Angeles County Pays Staggering Amount in Sheriff’s Department Lawsuits

Los Angeles County paid out almost $51 million over its Sheriff’s Department in 2016. Making use of data provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, an LA Times report published Sunday drew a bleak conclusion about a troubling trend. Since 2011, the County has been paying an increasing amount of money to plaintiffs who



Trump Pick for SCOTUS, Neil Gorsuch, Confirmed After Senate Goes Nuclear

President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed Friday after the Senate went nuclear. The successful appointment marked what must have been a refreshing victory for the fledging administration, which has so far been frustrated by the judiciary at almost every turn. Gorsuch joined the Supreme Court on Monday as the


Trump Orders Missile Strikes on Syria

The United States conducted a sweeping series of missile strikes on Syria late Thursday night. Between 50 and 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from the decks of warships in the eastern Mediterranean. Unlike previous actions inside Syria, which targeted ISIS and anti-Western groups of rebels, the strikes last night were aimed directly at an