The New York Times reports that Sen. Rand Paul, Tea Party and Libertarian darling, apparently committed plagiarism in some recent speeches. Other politicians have committed similar sins. Then-Sen. Joe Biden got caught lifting passages during his failed presidential bid in 1988. But, the really strange, and almost unforgivable thing about Paul's plagiarism is the source: Wikipedia. Which is worse. Stealing someone's else's words as your own, or thinking Wikipedia is a reliable source of information?
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by Melissa Musick Nussbaum My Table Is Spread