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.


Michigan Attorney General Demands Intel on Larry Nassar from MSU

Michigan’s attorney general is calling on Michigan State University leadership to release the results of its internal investigation on Larry Nassar. In a letter written Monday, Attorney General Bill Schuette asked MSU President Lou Anna Simon to send his office “the internal review that former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is conducting into the actions of


Los Angeles Sues Uber Over 2016 Data Breach

Los Angeles is among the latest litigants lined up against ride-sharing behemoth Uber. City Attorney Mike Feuer filed a lawsuit against the company on Monday, citing its failure to disclose a massive data breach which occurred in December 2016. “We allege Uber violated California law, and public trust, when it hid this massive data breach,”


Illegal Immigrant Accused of Killing Kate Steinle ‘Not Guilty’

Late last week, the Mexican man implicated in the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle was pronounced “not guilty” in a San Francisco court. The case was made especially contentious by its surrounding politics. Accused of the crime was Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a homeless Mexican migrant. Garcia-Zarate had a history of crossing the United States


Trump Pulls America Out of Worldwide Pact on Immigration Reform

The United States has pulled out of a worldwide pact on immigration reform. Hours before the United Nations was due to hold a talk on migration trends and refugees in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, America declared its intention to withdraw. U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told the organization’s secretary general that Donald Trump isn’t


Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva Blasts Confidential Settlements and Reporting

Last week, Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva (D) asked the attorney of a former congressional aide to release him from the confidential confines of an old settlement. Grijalva claims to have been falsely linked to a series of scandals rocking Capitol Hill. Over the course of the past two months, a number of high-profile politicians have



Supreme Court Poised to Scale Down Whistleblower Protections

Supreme Court justices seem ready to restrict the scope of whistleblower protections. Citing the text of the Dodd-Frank Act as backing, the justices are poised to narrow the definition of what it means to be a whistleblower. Thousands of retaliation lawsuits could be thrown from courts as a consequence. “How much clearer could Congress have



Nabila Albarghouthy: My Ex-Husband is Turning Son into Islamic Extremist

A strange child custody battle is playing out in New York, with Nabila Albarghouthy telling a judge that her ex-husband is indoctrinating an 11-year old boy. Albarghouthy is a practicing Muslim and American citizen. In court, she accused her former spouse, Islam Albarghouthy, of indoctrinating their son with extremist ideology. “I fear that my son


Marco Rubio Says Government Shutdown is “Possible”

Florida senator and former Republican primary contender Marco Rubio said a winter-time shutdown of the federal government is “possible.” Since the end of summer, tensions have risen between lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum. After President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the commander-in-chief placed the onus of saving