The Plagiarism Drip, Drip, Drip

Paul op-ed included several sections taken from <i>The Week</i>.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives at the Senate Republican Policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its 15th day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government. 
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Sarah Mimms
Nov. 5, 2013, 6:30 a.m.

More pla­gi­ar­ism al­leg­a­tions have sur­faced against Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). BuzzFeed re­ports that in an op-ed Paul “wrote on man­dat­ory min­im­ums in The Wash­ing­ton Times in Septem­ber,” sev­er­al sec­tions “ap­pear nearly identic­al to an art­icle by Dan Stew­art of The Week that ran a week earli­er. … Paul also de­livered testi­mony be­fore the Sen­ate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee on Sept. 16, 2013, that in­cluded the copied sec­tions.” (BuzzFeed)

Paul began speak­ing out about sim­il­ar al­leg­a­tions over the week­end — and for good reas­on. “[I]n the long run, al­leg­a­tions of pla­gi­ar­ism could be used against him in a pres­id­en­tial cam­paign, and, in the short term, cas­tig­at­ing his crit­ics, par­tic­u­larly on the left, could fire up his loy­al back­ers — and donors.” (AP)


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