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.



Trump Scores as Supreme Court Reinstates Part of Controversial Travel Ban

The Trump administration scored a partial victory Monday, with the Supreme Court agreeing to implement part of the president’s controversial travel ban. In its unsigned opinion, the justices lifted an injunction on part of the order, while committing to resolve the rest in autumn. Under the new Supreme Court dictate, the United States will be


FCC Recommends $120 Million Fine for Miami Robocall Scammer Adrian Abramovich

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a $120 million fine against Adrian Abramovich of Florida, alleging the Miami man’s high-volume, illegal robocalls disrupted medical services and instigated fraud against countless Americans. The massive fine, which is the largest ever sought by the FCC, came after an investigation traced 80,000 robocalls back to Abramovich’s Miami


Seattle Judge OKs Class Action Suit After Immigration Program Delays Muslims’ Citizenship and Immigration Applications

A Seattle judge gave the go-ahead to a class action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program which delayed Muslims’ citizenship and immigration applications. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones denied a Justice Department motion to dismiss the lawsuit on Wednesday. The Star Tribune reports the case was originally brought to court by the American Civil Liberties


Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure as Company Announces and Promises Change

Midway through Tuesday evening, Travis Kalanick, Uber’s larger-than-life co-founder and CEO, resigned. Reportedly under intense pressure from the company largest investors and shareholders, Kalanick helped drive the start-up from an obscure name in the transportation industry to a global behemoth. Kalanick’s leadership saw the rapid expansion of Uber overseas, as well as the weathering of



U.S. Judge Asked to Halt Deportation of Around 100 Iraqis Arrested in Metro Detroit

A U.S. judge heard arguments against the deportation of around 100 Iraqis arrested in the Detroit Metropolitan area. The arrests were undertaken by immigration authorities nationwide, seeking to detain Iraqi immigrants who had committed ‘serious crimes’ and had their final deportation orders approved. The move came after the Republic of Iraq agreed to begin accepting




Family of Teenager Killed By Brain-Eating Amoeba Sues Water Park

On the first anniversary of her death, the family of Lauren Seitz is filing a lawsuit against a North Carolina waterpark contaminated by traces of a brain-eating amoeba. The 18-year old woman died on June 19, 2016, after being exposed to Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the ‘brain-eating amoeba.’ Seitz’s parents claim the US