Things Fall Apart, Come Together

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (L) speaks during a press conference after going before the Supreme Court in 'Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.' Oct. 15, 2013

A law professor argues affirmative action should be based not on race, but place. Plus: some customers with new insurance plans on the New York State ACA exchange are dismayed to find the selection of in-network doctors is small; how the U.S. might be able to help find the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and what might ease the ongoing violence in the region; the policy and politics of the UFT (and other municipal worker) contracts; and birth stories, dissected.