Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is embroiled in controversies about plagiarism, could learn from Obama instead of making lame and silly excuses that are being brilliantly dissected by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and others.
We decided it was time to coin a new political term. We'll repeat the definition we gave it, back in May. Wedgie: When a political party's "wedge" issue turns on them and instead of dividing the other party, begins to divide their own.
What is especially noteworthy in this week's case, after a series of reports of Paul's using others' work as his own, is his response: "I will now footnote everything, just like in college."
Your attempt to parse the copyright laws to assert that speeches are in a different category than written pieces is just nonsense. Your defensive denials of wrong-doing are fooling no one.
There are new revelations in the evolving Rand Paul plagiarism scandal! As it turns out, not only has the senator repeatedly lifted material verbatim from newspaper columns, magazines, books and even Wikipedia -- now he's trying to steal the plot of Les Miserables.
Last night in Lexington, Kentucky, Rand Paul addressed a crowd of supporters and spoke forcefully about the accusations of plagiarism being leveled at him. Here is the full text of his speech.
All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.
All parents (including me) are driven by a visceral instinct to aid and protect their children. It's hard for parents to watch their children struggle, especially if it's in their power to fix the problem.
Have you heard about that thing that happened with that comedian Patton Oswalt and that dude who does funny tweets called @prodigalsam? It got me thinking about the book of Philippians and how we might learn from Sam, a campus minister, about what it means for followers of Jesus.
Taking a compassionate perspective, considering the potential limiting impact of bias in ourselves, seeing individuals instead of group members and identifying areas to strengthen as opposed to prejudge are critical in providing a quality education.
One of the hot topics regarding MOOCs and other forms of online learning (massive or small, free or otherwise) is whether or not taking such courses should count for actual high school or college credit.
Speaking today from the Oval Office, President Obama warned that absent a sharp reversal, within weeks the nation will be inundated by a tsunami of declarations by entertainers, politicians and others that they want to "give back" to voters.
The Winnie Foundation feels that plagiarists are unfairly maligned. The foundation conducted a survey, which proved that plagiarism scandals usually result in weeks of extensive reporting, thus providing new job opportunities for investigative journalists and academic committees.
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These past warm months have been especially riddled with revelations of academic dishonesty. And the scandals have been extensively covered by the media.