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.

Oil Giant Exxon Mobil Starts Suing Its Suers Over Rapidly-Warming Climate Change Suit

Oil industry giant Exxon Mobil is launching a wide-ranging legal attack against its litigatory opponents, hitting attorneys and public officials across the country with retaliatory suits and demands. According to Bloomberg, the company has targeted at least 30 individuals and organizations. Among them are New York and Massachusetts attorneys general Eric Schneiderman and Maura T.

Trump Administration Reverses Decades-Old Policy on Guidance Documents

The Trump administration recently restricted the way federal agencies use guidance documents, an action which could prevent the government from launching litigation against companies accused of violations. Guidance documents, writes The New York Times, create a standard interpretation of various laws for government officials. When companies find themselves hounded for running afoul of the legal

Michigan Lawmakers Prepare Another Dead-End Challenge to Sky-High Auto Insurance Rates

Brace yourselves: Michigan lawmakers are preparing another lost-cause bill to reform the state’s sky-high auto insurance rates. Crain’s Detroit Business reports on the latest attempt, noting that Michigan’s 45-year old insurance mandate has mixed reviews. While decidedly costly, an uncapped no-fault law ensures Mitten motorists are covered for whatever medical expenses come crawling out of

McConnell to Play Background Role in Debate on Dreamers, Chain Migration

Beginning today, the Senate is set to sort out the year’s most contentious issues to date, deciding the plight of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants, and aspiring arrivals all alike. According to Politico.com, the path ahead is far from clear. While leading politicians have promised a resolution in the coming days, neither Left nor Right have come

Former Navy SEAL Blasts Trump’s Military Parade Fantasy As “Third World Bullsh*t”

The former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden called President Donald Trump’s proposed military parade “third world bullshit.” Senior Petty Chief Robert J. O’Neill, a former SEAL and participant in the raid on bin Laden’s Abbottabad complex, lashed out against the commander-in-chief Thursday. Writing over Twitter, O’Neill’s controversial statement stirred up

Oklahoma’s State Debt Collection Practices Are Extortion, Suit Claims As It Moves Toward Class Action Status

An expanded federal lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s state debt collection practices is seeking class-action status amidst allegations of extortion. According to Reveal News, Oklahoma maintains one of the highest prisoner ratios in the entire the United States. More women per capita are locked up than anywhere else in the country. For men, the incarceration rate ranks