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.


President Trump Hints At Possible Pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

President Donald Trump hinted at a possible pardon for Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff once billed as the toughest lawman in America. Speaking at a rally in Phoenix, the commander-in-chief said he thought Arpaio’s treatment at the hands of the law wouldn’t last. “I’ll make a prediction,” Trump said. “I think he’s going to




Officials in Arizona Confirm Presence of Plague-Infected Fleas in Two Counties

Officials in two Arizona counties confirmed the presence of plague-infected fleas around the small town of Taylor. The Public Health departments of Navajo and Coconino counties sifted through countless burrows in search of the potentially plague-ridden pests. Samples were collected from a handful of private properties scattered around the outskirts of town before being sent





United Nations Criticizes U.S., Trump Administration for ‘Arbitrarily’ Jailing Would-Be Immigrants

A report compiled by experts from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention criticized the Trump administration for ‘arbitrarily’ jailing would-be immigrants, including asylum-seekers. The panel handed over its 23-page finding to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday, saying the widespread detention of immigrants has ‘grown exponentially.’ The report claims that holding migrants


California Becomes First State to Sue Trump Administration Over Its Sanctuary City Policy

California became first state to sue the Trump administration over its sanctuary city policy, which aims to cut off funds from jurisdictions which don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. While the White House has threatened so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ since the president took office, a plan recently approved by the Justice Department could see many municipalities


Colombian President Tells Pence ‘Military Operation’ in Venezuela Won’t Be Tolerated By Latin America

Just two days after President Donald Trump said a ‘military operation’ could be in store for Venezuela, one of the commander-in-chief’s Latin American counterparts told him to take any ideas involving the army off the table. In a statement, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said his colleagues across the continent favored “other measures” to address