Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat, was exposed as a plagiarizer, just as his chances of reelection were improving. But he's hardly the only one of his brethren to steal the words of someone else. Is there something about the U.S. Senate that makes this more likely?
Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.
The revelations that John Walsh plagiarized a major paper in college have now completely torpedoed his chances for retaining the seat. To be fair, there was little chance that Walsh was going to win in any case. But the difference between "little chance" and "no chance" can be measured in hope. There is now no hope for Democrats in Montana, this year.
There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.
I believe in Pastor Mark's God. And I wish only well-being for him and his. But despite the potential problems with saying it aloud, I have to tell you, I am one moderate evangelical who is growing increasingly tired of the silence.
The Internet has cracked down on kleptomnesia and intentional plagiarism. Now, online tools can instantly crawl through millions of records to see if your writing is authentically yours. Yet the digital era has opened the door for a third kind of plagiarism.
Shia is growing up in a cut and paste culture. Today, plagiarism is easier than ever, and when most grown-ups, let alone young people, have no idea what terms like "fair use" mean, it seems only natural that a kid might make some mistakes.
At an impromptu rally outside LA's ACLU headquarters, Shia LaBeouf took to the podium to announce that he is a lesbian, apparently using vast swaths of Ellen Page's recent coming out speech at an HRC event.
Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...
I was initially excited to see that the word "ethic" was 6th on Merriam Webster Dictionary's list of terms with the greatest increase in lookups in the past year. Excellent, I thought. More people are interested in ethics. But then I started to wonder.
The poem "The Public Apology of Shia LaBeouf" comprises 40 discrete dependent and independent clauses tweeted (not retweeted) by actor Shia LaBeouf from December 13, 2013 to January 13, 2014.
I don't know enough about what happened to even begin to guess what Driscoll did or didn't do or mean to do. If you don't already know it, there are bigger problems with Driscoll.
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.