OOPS

Paul Accused of Plagiarizing

Rand Paul needs to really relearn the whole citation system. BuzzFeed on Saturday accused the Kentucky senator of lifting 1,318 words of his book Government Bullies from a 2003 Heritage Foundation report. Paul included a link to the Heritage Foundation study in the book’s footnotes, but he did not indicate that he had used the same words as the study and not just sourced it. A Paul aide dismissed the accusation, saying that Paul had indicated in the book’s “notes and sources” that he didn’t individually research each case. It’s the second plagiarism accusation in a week for Paul, who was accused of lifting a quote from Wikipedia in a speech.