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.

Last Victim of Asiana Airlines Crash Settles for Undisclosed Sum

A Santa Clara dentist was awarded an undisclosed sum of money after settling with Asiana Airlines after surviving a plane crash. Dr. Kyung Rhan Rha is the last of dozens of passengers and crew members to settle with the airline. Rha and her daughter were among 307 people abroad Asian Flight 214, which crashed onto

Senate Republicans Introduce Succeed Act as Potential Successor to DACA

On Monday, Senate Republicans introduced a bill, entitled the Succeed Act, which would offer a pathway to legalization for so-called Dreamers. The proposal, intended to win support from conservatives, wouldn’t allow Dreamers to sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States. The bill’s chief writers – Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK)

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