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.

Democratic Attorneys General Launch Revamped Suit To Restore Net Neutrality

Twenty-two Democratic attorneys general launched a coordinated lawsuit last week with an intent to bring back net neutrality. The litigation came the same day as the Federal Communications published its December vote in the Federal Register. Led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the coalition had filed an earlier suit aimed at the FCC

Judge Dismisses Coal Mogul’s Lawsuit Against Late-Night HBO Host John Oliver

A West Virginia judge scrapped a defamation lawsuit brought against late-night HBO host John Oliver by an irate coal magnate. Oliver, writes the Los Angeles Times, mocked and criticized Murray Energy Chief Executive Robert Murray in a segment which aired last June. During the episode of “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver shared an anecdote told by

Pelosi Strikes Back Against Trump’s Immigration Stance Over Twitter

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out against President Donald Trump on Saturday, shortly after the commander-in-chief accused her of not ‘truly caring’ about Dreamers. “I continue to tell people that the President cares about Dreamers because he has repeatedly said that he does,” wrote Pelosi (D-CA) on Twitter. “He can prove it by supporting

Trump National Golf Club Settles Class Action for $5.45m

Trump National Golf Club in Florida agreed to pay nearly $5.50 million as part of a part of a class action settlement. The hefty payout stems from a regulatory overhaul led by Donald Trump before he became president. Litigants claimed a change in club policies cheated them out of their money and membership. According to

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Now Official

Months after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai paved the way to scrap net neutrality, the repeal is official. The Washington Post reports the vote was published in the Federal Register late Thursday, putting the action into print. Pai’s effort to create a free and open internet culminated in a controversial vote in December. Split

United States Immigration Agency Says America No Longer A ‘Nation of Immigrants’

The United States is no longer a ‘nation of immigrants’ according to the federal agency responsible for issuing green cards and granting citizenship. Yesterday, the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a memorandum to employees informing them of a mammoth shift in policy. The letter informed workers that a long-standing mission statement

Family of Che Taylor Files Federal Lawsuit Over Deadly 2016 Shooting

The widow and mother of Che Taylor are filing a federal lawsuit against the City of Seattle and two police officers involved in the man’s death. Both women are accusing the defendants of violating Taylor’s civil rights, asserting claims of assault, excessive force, false arrest, unlawful seizure, and negligence and violation of Washington’s anti-discrimination statutes.