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.

EPA Moves to Loosen Federal Regulation of Small Waterways

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally moved to initiate a repeal on the Obama-era regulation of small waterways. The proposal, which has long been touted by Trump administration officials, would diminish the jurisdiction of the federal government. The EPA would be bound by a guidance document written in 2008, which determines which waterways might

Safety Advocates Ask Congress to Create Better Safety Framework for Driverless Cars

Cautious lawmakers and safety advocates are urging Congress to approach the issue of driverless cars with a healthy degree of skepticism. The watchdogs are asking that lawmakers thoroughly inspect and certify the safety of driverless vehicles before automakers can begin increasing live road tests. They also suggested that Congress should cut down on the number

Coalition of Hospitals Pays $1m for Advertisements Against Senate’s Affordable Care Act Repeal

A coalition of hospitals and medical lobbying groups spent over a million dollars on advertisements decrying Republican attempts to do away with the Affordable Care Act. The organization behind the campaign, The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, represents the interests of the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association, and the Association of American

Mitch McConnell Delays Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed a vote on legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act. The setback is the latest blow for congressional Republicans, who have struggled to draft a viable replacement for Obamacare. Initial efforts in the House stalled in the early days of President Trump’s presidency, as

Trump Scores as Supreme Court Reinstates Part of Controversial Travel Ban

The Trump administration scored a partial victory Monday, with the Supreme Court agreeing to implement part of the president’s controversial travel ban. In its unsigned opinion, the justices lifted an injunction on part of the order, while committing to resolve the rest in autumn. Under the new Supreme Court dictate, the United States will be