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.


‘Most Hated Man in America’ Martin Shkreli Found Guilty of Securities Fraud

Following five days of a deliberation, a Brooklyn-based jury found Martin Shkreli guilty of two counts of securities fraud as well as conspiracy. The 34-year old businessman was acquitted of five charges of conspiracy. Shkreli’s sentence hasn’t yet been set. After tossing a nervous smirk to his legal counsel, Skhreli headed outside to decry the


Trump Calls with Mexican President, Australian PM, Show Frustration with Border Wall, Immigrants, and Refugees

The recently-released transcript of a January phone call between Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto showed the commander-in-chief boasting about his electoral victory and pressuring his southern counterpart to stay silent on the subject of a border wall. The conversation’s contents were released Thursday by The Washington Post, which were purportedly obtained from


Trump Backs Bill That’d Cut Legal Immigration In Half

On Wednesday, President Trump threw his weight behind a bill that would slash legal immigration to the United States in half within a decade. While the proposal isn’t likely to gain enough traction to pass into law, the commander-in-chief’s support showcases the latest item on the administration increasingly anti-immigration agenda. The effort, introduced to Congress



Chicago Settles for $40 Million Over Red-Light Cameras

Chicago is due to pay nearly $40 million to settle a class-action lawsuit which alleges the city ignored its own rules when issuing citations related to red-light cameras. Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to the $38.75 settlement, which alleged that Chicago failed to give adequate notice to the recipients of speed- and red-light camera violations. “We’re





Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of ‘Tent City Jail’ Infamy Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt

‘America’s toughest sheriff,’ Joe Arpaio, was found guilty of criminal contempt for instructing his subordinates to detain individuals without cause. According to Politico, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton said the evidence in Arpaio’s case showed ‘flagrant disregard’ for the law. In 2011, the notorious Arizona sheriff was ordered to stop detaining people without probable


Trump Administration Proposal to Deregulate Fracking on Public Lands

A proposal from the Trump administration could revoke Obama-era public land restrictions on fracking. The suggestion comes from the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management and was published in the Federal Register earlier in the week. According to The Hill, the repeal would entail a complete overhaul of 2015 standards on the ‘disclosure of fracking