Claudine Gay addresses an audience during commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 25, 2023, on the Harvard campus, in Cambridge, Mass. Claudine Gay addresses an audience during commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 25, 2023, on the Harvard campus, in Cambridge, Mass.

Claudine Gay Resigns as Harvard President

Repeated academic integrity violations led to her forced ouster.

Plagiarized News Reports

Another journalist has been fired for a cardinal sin.

Dan Patrick’s Attack on Tenure in Texas

His attacks are, in fact, the best case for tenure.

1776 Report ‘Plagiarized’?

Large chunks of a hackish report were lifted from previous works of Commission members.

Radicalism and Internet Culture

Does online performance logically devolve into rage and violence?

Biden Not Only Democrat Lifting Language for Websites

The original ‘scandal’ was silly. The follow-up is sillier.

New Biden Plagiarism Scandal

While mildly embarrassing, it’s unlikely to have much impact on the race.

Trump Reportedly Sees Joe Biden As His Biggest Threat In 2020

Notwithstanding his dismissive public rhetoric about the former Vice-President, Donald Trump apparently sees Joe Biden as his biggest potential threat in 2020.

David Clarke Gets to Keep His Masters Degree

The plagiarism case reported last May was resolved after ten months of aggravation for both sides.

The Cable TV Presidency

The Trump presidency is the latest step in treating commentators like policy experts. It is all a manifestation of how the modern GOP is a populist party.

David Clarke’s Plagiarized Masters Thesis

The infamous former sheriff and current Trump Homeland Security official committed academic fraud.

Donald Trump’s Campaign Fumbles As Plagiarism Plagues Aftermath Of Melania Trump’s Speech

Speeches by the wife and kids are supposed to be the easy part of a convention. If you mess that up, you truly are an amateur.

No, Ben Carson Is Not Being Subjected To ‘Unfair’ Scrutiny

Ben Carson and his supporters would have you believe that he is being subjected to unprecedented and unfair scrutiny. That assertion is completely false.

Joe Biden Announces He’s Not Running For President

To the surprise of nobody who was actually paying attention to political reality, Vice-President Biden announced today that he will not be a candidate for President.

Democratic Donors Not Eager For Biden To Get Into The Race

Top Democratic donors don’t really seem very eager for Vice-President Biden to enter the race for President.

Seymour Hersh’s Osama Bin Laden Claims Don’t Pass The Smell Test

Seymour Hersh is out with a conspiracy theory about the death of Osama bin Laden that just doesn’t make sense.

GOP Likely To Take The Senate, Retain The House, Maintain The Status Quo In The States

The GOP has a good chance of taking the Senate in 2014, but it will be by a narrow margin.

Rand Paul Copying From Wikipedia: Plagiarism, Or Lazy Speech Writing?

Rand Paul used word-for-word excerpts from Wikipedia in two speeches in Virginia.

‘Friday Night Lights’ Split on Romney

Days after “Friday Night Lights” author Buzz Bissinger endorsed Mitt Romney, the writer and producer of the acclaimed television spin-off is accusing the campaign of plagiarizing the show’s catchphrase.

Americans’ Distrust In Media Hits New High

Public distrust of the media is at an all-time high. It’s easy to see why.

Harvard Says 125 Students May Have Cheated In ‘Introduction To Congress’ Class

Harvard has announced the discovery of what one official calls an “unprecedented” cheating scandal.

Editors, Fact Checkers, and a Culture of Integrity

A culture of fact-checking, of honesty, is as important as the actual fact-checking.

Fareed Zakaria Reads (And Copies From) The New Yorker So You Don’t Have To

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria looks to be caught in a bit of a plagiarism scandal.

The Dumbest Plagiarism Scandal Ever

Recipe plagiarism and a bonus tale.

Disadvantages of an Elite Education

While elite schools confer many advantages on their graduates, they also wall them off from normal people and create an entitled, out-of-touch elite.

Jerry Seinfeld Can Mock Missy Chase Lapine

A New York judge has sided with comedian Jerry Seinfeld in a bizarre lawsuit by a crazy woman who writes cookbooks.

Did Obama Plagiarize State of the Union?

Was the 2011 SOTU a blatant rip-off of past speeches? Or simply banal?

Plagiarism Kills

O’Donnell’s Dubious Academic History

Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has a history of embellishing her educational history.