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.


Donald Trump Decries Russia Investigation as ‘Witch Hunt’

Donald Trump has decried the latest set of developments in the investigation against his administration’s possible collusion with Russian agents as a witch hunt. Over the course of Thursday morning, the president posted a series of Tweets touching on scandal, corruption, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. The commander-in-chief, writing over his



Family of Timothy Piazza, Killed by Frat Hazing, To File Lawsuit

The family of Timothy Piazza, a 19-year old student at Penn State University who’d die after partaking in a hazing ritual, plans to file a lawsuit against both the school and the fraternity involved. Piazza was a freshman at Penn State when he rushed the Greek-letter organization Beta Theta Pi. As part of a hazing




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