Austin Elliott


Opinion: Immigration crisis desperately needs more attention

Democratic members of Congress toured an immigrant detention facility on Monday, and the report from their trip is truly horrifying. Tweet after tweet, those that went on the tour exposed the inhumane conditions under which migrants are being held. They also discussed the violent and careless atmosphere that surrounded the Customs and Border Protection officers.  

Opinion: Gary Peters has a lot of work to do before 2020

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is up for reelection in 2020 and his first major competitor, John James, recently announced his candidacy. As a stronger-than-expected contender for U.S. Senate in 2018, Democrats are worried that the Michigan seat is now competitive.   

Opinion: Michigan auto insurance reform a great first step

The changes to Michigan’s auto insurance should bring about tangible benefits to Michiganders. While there are some shortcomings of the law, it’s a good result considering the deadlock the legislature has faced for years while trying to pass reforms.  

Too many Democrats are running for president

With so many Democrats running for president, what are the disadvantages? Some candidates may be ruining their political potential in 2020 by launching a bid for the presidency.