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.



Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing in Manchester

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Manchester which took place last night. City police officials believe the attacker was Salman Abedi, although the local coroner hasn’t yet been able to confirm an identity. Law enforcement has moved quickly in pursuing any of Abedi’s potential accomplices, staging raids on two separate residences



University of Iowa Pays $6.5 Million to Settle Sexual Discrimination Lawsuits

The University of Iowa announced on Friday it would pay $6.5 million to settle sexual discrimination lawsuits brought against it by two former employees. Iowa’s longtime senior associate athletic director, Jane Meyer, and her partner, women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, filed the suits following Griesbaum’s firing in 2014. Both women cited Griesbaum’s controversial termination


Ron Jonhson Asks FDA’s Gottlieb to Reconsider E-Cigarette Regulations

Republican Senator Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, is petitioning newly-crowned Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to reconsider Obama-era rules for the manufacturers of e-cigarettes. “The rules threaten an emerging industry as well as former smokers who have switched to vaping,” said Johnson, who is also the chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs




Roger Ailes, Former Head of Fox News, Dies Thursday

Roger Ailes, the former chairman and CEO of Fox News, died Thursday. The conservative media mogul passed away just over a week after suffering a fall in his Palm Beach, FL, home. Local authorities ruled his death the result of a subdural hematoma which arose after he hit his head. One of the most influential


National Rifle Association and Affiliates Suing California Over Ammo Magazine Laws

A coalition of firearm advocates, including the National Rifle Association and an affiliate, are filing two suits against the State of California over its ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Calling the law ‘unconstitutional,’ the NRA and its allies plan to argue against legislation which restricts civilian possession of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than


Donald Trump Decries Russia Investigation as ‘Witch Hunt’

Donald Trump has decried the latest set of developments in the investigation against his administration’s possible collusion with Russian agents as a witch hunt. Over the course of Thursday morning, the president posted a series of Tweets touching on scandal, corruption, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. The commander-in-chief, writing over his