Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Plagiarism Lesson

Looking for a high-profile example of potential plagiarism to use in class?  Look no further than the new accusations against Senator Rand Paul.  From the Huffington Post:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was busted in what may have been another incident of plagiarism on Monday.

As first reported by BuzzFeed, there are unmistakable similarities between an opinion piece Paul wrote for The Washington Times on drug sentencing in September, and an article written by Dan Stewart of The Week a week earlier.

The first allegations of plagiarism against Senator Paul (which he denies) involve accusations that he lifted parts of speeches from Wikipedia. 





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