New allegations of plagiarism by Rand Paul or his staff are sad and troubling. This kind of behavior is not acceptable, and it's a very sad commentary on the failings in higher education to educate how and why. How pathetic is it that one of Paul's quotes is that he's now going to do it "like college" and footnote things. And why in the world does anyone view that as optional? Shameful, for Rand Paul and for higher education for not educating.
Update: Here's a longer article in the Washington Post that includes some Joe Biden context. Even more shameful, back from when I was about 15 and less aware of this.