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.



Nabila Albarghouthy: My Ex-Husband is Turning Son into Islamic Extremist

A strange child custody battle is playing out in New York, with Nabila Albarghouthy telling a judge that her ex-husband is indoctrinating an 11-year old boy. Albarghouthy is a practicing Muslim and American citizen. In court, she accused her former spouse, Islam Albarghouthy, of indoctrinating their son with extremist ideology. “I fear that my son


Marco Rubio Says Government Shutdown is “Possible”

Florida senator and former Republican primary contender Marco Rubio said a winter-time shutdown of the federal government is “possible.” Since the end of summer, tensions have risen between lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum. After President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the commander-in-chief placed the onus of saving


Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sued for Harassing Son of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

A lawsuit is targeting former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, accusing the ex-lawman of maliciously pressing charges against relatives of a political opponent. During his decades-long tenure as an Arizona sheriff, Arpaio frequently found himself at the center of media attention. Outspoken and a proponent of controversial practices, he was driven out of office last


Ahmed Abu Khatallah Cleared on Benghazi Murder Charges

An American jury found Ahmed Abu Khatallah not guilty on four charges of murder stemming from a 2012 terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi. The attack, which made headlines and lingered throughout last year’s presidential election, claimed the lives of four American citizens. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was among


California Lawmaker Raul Bocanegra Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

California lawmaker Raul Bocanegra resigned from his post Monday, following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations. A Democrat and member of the State Assembly, Bocanegra earlier said he’d opt not to run for re-election. But, as reported by The Washington Post, the politician decided to leave office after last weekend. Apparently prompted to resign by


Oklahoma Nurse Takes Plastic Surgery Clinic to Court Over Botched Butt Lift

An Oklahoma nurse is taking a plastic surgery clinic to court after awakening from a procedure paralyzed. When 44-year old Rolanda Hutton scheduled an appointment with Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in January, she’d expected a simple outpatient procedure. The woman wanted a “Brazilian butt lift.” But after going under the knife, Hutton awake unable to



Prince George’s County Parents File Lawsuit, Demand Answers Over Predator Volunteer

Parents at a Prince George’s County school in Maryland are seeking answers after a district volunteer was charged with sexually abusing elementary-age children. A recently filed complaint characterized the conditions at the school as “an unchecked breeding ground for sexual abuse.” For more than a year, Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School volunteer Deonte Carraway


Larry Nassar Case Exposes Wider Problems in U.S. Olympic Sports Culture

In the months after former Olympic gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was accused of serial sexual abuse, well over 100 women have identified themselves as former victims of the doctor. Some of Nassar’s victims were taken advantage of at his home, others at his offices and clinic. Five were former members of Team USA. All, along