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.


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




Former British PM Tony Blair Suggests Immigration Reform Deal to Stay in EU

With the sting of Brexit still lingering in chambers of British politics, former Prime Minister Tony Blair suggested immigration reform over leaving the European Union. Calling on officials to “put country above party,” Blair said that the issue of immigration “cannot be ignored.” The former prime minister said he was backing a report that, according


American Civil Liberties Union Investigating Possible Rights Violations at Entrada Protest in NM

The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating whether civil rights were violated after several protesters were arrested during ‘Entrada’ festivities in New Mexico. ‘Entrada’ is somewhat controversial due to its purpose and roots. The festival celebrates the return of Spanish conquistadors to New Mexico in the 17th century after a Native American revolt in the



Republican Senators Bemoan Inter-Party Attacks By Steve Bannon

Republican Senators are beginning to push back against former White House Chief of Staff Steve Bannon, who’s begun waging a campaign against some of the conservatives’ incumbent candidates. Politico reports that several interviewed senators said they were concerned Bannon’s efforts to spearhead a Republican uprising could cost the GOP its slim majority in the Senate.