Well, it's another day on Earth. The sun has risen in the east and will soon set in the west. Fish still swim in the sea. And BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski has found more instances of plagiarism in Rand Paul's latest book:
In this case, Paul copied nearly verbatim a section from an article by Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation that ran in Regulation, the Cato Institute’s quarterly journal in January 2012. In another instance, Paul copied nearly verbatim a section from an article by Jonathan Adler that ran in the magazine in 2010. Another section copied nearly verbatim a section that ran in Environmental Protection.
A few days ago, I said I thought this scandal was blowing over. And it probably would have, if Paul didn't choose to respond to these charges by, in the words of Rachel Maddow, "melting down." I kind of can't wait to see how he responds to these newest charges, now. At some point, he's probably just going to break into tears.