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.


Latest Republican Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Seems Dead (Again)

Republicans seem to have accepted yet another defeat in their attempts to repeal Obamacare. CNN reported on Monday that conservatives on Capitol Hill seemed resigned. Three Republican senators – John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, and Rand Paul of Kentucky – all indicated they weren’t likely to support the latest measure, which was




Fourth Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Nashville Public Schools

For the fourth time in recent years, a sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed against Nashville public schools over allegations that education authorities failed to properly respond to student-on-student misconduct. The suit, according to The Tennessean, is requesting $3 million as well as punitive damages. An additional condition would require Nashville public schools to comply



Rutherford County, Private Probation Company Settle for $14m in Extortion Case

Rutherford County and a private company settled a sweeping class action suit after being accused of extortion. The Tennessee county had formerly contracted with Providence Community Corrections and Pathways Community Corrections, between 2011 and 2016. According to The Tennessean, the private companies were tasked with overseeing low-level probation cases. Among the responsibilities of Providence Community


Analysts Say Supreme Court Could Avoid Reaching Verdict on Travel Ban

Some political analysts have begun wondering whether the U.S. Supreme Court will wiggle its way out of rendering any sort of decision on President Trump’s controversial travel ban. An article recently published in The Associated Press – and reprinted in The New York Times – speculated that the nation’s most prestigious court may not want



FDA Launches Study to Evaluate New, Improved Warning Labels for Cigarette Packs

The Food and Drug Administration plans to launch a study with the intent of finding new warning labels for cigarette packs. According to The Hill, the FDA announced its upcoming venture with a public notice in the Federal Register. Entitled the “Experimental Study on Warning Statements for Cigarettes Graphic Health Warnings,” the endeavor is seeking


Attorneys General Send Letter Urging Insurance Industry to Help End Opioid Crisis

Attorneys generals from 37 state sent a letter to the health insurance industry on Monday asking its members to reconsider controversial coverage policies which could be inadvertently fueling the American opioid crisis. Covered by ProPublica and The New York Times on Sunday, the request is part of an ongoing investigation by state prosecutors and officials