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.


Trump Tells Dreamers to ‘Rest Easy’ Despite Publicized Raids, Arrests, and Deportations

On Friday, President Trump told Dreamers to ‘rest easy,’ reaffirming his administration’s commitment to target criminals for deportation rather than children brought to the United States illegally as children. The term “Dreamer” is used to refer to individuals making use of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly abbreviated as DACA. The program was


Private Prison Group Petitions Texas Legislature to License Its Facilities to Hold Children

A top operator of private prisons is requesting the Texas legislature to license its facilities to hold children due for deportation alongside their parents. Citing studies which show that holding children alongside their parents eases the psychological burden of incarceration, GEO Group is petitioning Texas lawmakers to introduce legislation allowing the practice. GEO Group is


Eleven Republican Attorneys General Sign Up to Help Exxon Mobil Deny Climate Change

A group of 11 Republican attorneys general are objecting to an investigation into whether or not oil giant Exxon-Mobil violating consumer protection laws by downplaying the dangers of global warming. Reuters reports that “[…] Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans,



21st Century Fox Says Good-Bye to Bill O’Reilly In Wake of Scandal

21st Century Fox announced on Wednesday that its relationship with Bill O’Reilly will end, following a “thorough and careful review” of the allegations levied against him. Fierce criticism had been targeted at Fox following a New York Times investigation against top-grossing talk-show host Bill O’Reilly. The Times revealed that, over the course of the past




Carmen Maria Montiel, Former Miss Venezuela, Says She’ll Sue United Too

Carmen Maria Montiel, better known as the former Miss Venezuela, announced her plan to sue United Airlines over an incident that took place nearly three years ago. Montiel’s impending lawsuit is only the latest round of bad news for the beleaguered airline. The company’s stock suffered a small blow earlier in the week, after a


White Woman from South Dakota Claims Racial Discrimination, Wins Settlement

A white woman from Rapid City, South Dakota, reached a settlement with her former employer in a racial discrimination lawsuit. The company, Community Alternatives of the Black Hills, oversees and supervises private jail facilities. They went into court over an allegation that the woman, Alicia A. Kline, had been targeted by a supervisor for not