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.

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Right-Wing MA Sheriff Thomas Hodgson

A civil rights watchdog filed a lawsuit against controversial Massachusetts Sheriff Thomas Hodgson last Thursday. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed the lawsuit after submitting several requests for information pertaining to the sheriff’s department’s participation in a program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The program would teach law enforcement officers

Racial Harassment, Tied Noose Cost a New Jersey County Authority $97k

Accusations of a racially-charged work environment and tied noose cost a New Jersey county authority $97,000. Scott Henry, a former employee of New Jersey’s Atlantic County Utilities Authority, filed a lawsuit in August 2015 claiming he’d been harassed by two coworkers. Henry, who is black, said he’d found a noose “hanging from a chair in

Former President Barack Obama Calls on Congress to Fight Back Against ACA Repeal

Former President Barack Obama publicly called on members of Congress to fight back against a Republican repeal and replacement of his signature Affordable Care Act. Since leaving office, Obama has, as a matter of policy, steered clear of political discourse. He has retained a neutral and even somewhat optimistic tone concerning the Trump administration. The

FedEx Settles Lawsuits Brought by Drivers for $224m

FedEx has settled a series of lawsuits brought against it by disgruntled drivers to the tune of $224 million. The litigation, initiated by FedEx drivers from 19 states, claims the company had under-compensated its over-the-road employees by misclassifying them as independent contractors rather than full-time workers. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the payments made

North Korea Detains American Citizen for ‘Hostile Acts’ Against the Regime

The government of North Korea announced on Saturday that it had detained an American citizen for ‘hostile acts’ against the regime. Reported by the secluded country’s state-run Korean Central News Agency, few details were released about the arrest of Kim Hak-song. Hak-song is described by the dictatorship as “a man who was doing business in