U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Garance Franke-Ruta, writing for The Atlantic, reads between the lines of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement  for insight into the real reason the former presidential candidate is calling it quits.

Jennifer Gratz, who sued the University of Michigan over its affirmative action policy, has a column in USA Today applauding Columbia University for moving to end a whites-only scholarship program. But what about those for minority students?

Tara Culp-Ressler, a blogger for Think Progress, calls attention to an Oklahoma state lawmaker and practicing physician who, frustrated with efforts to restrict birth control and abortion, wonders “What happened to the Republican Party I joined?”