In Other News: November 12, 2013

So we've come down pretty hard on Rand Paul for plagiarizing Wikipedia, research reports, and, um, everything he can get his hands on. In a speech Tuesday, Paul made extra-special-sure to cite every source he used: 33 of them, to be exact. "What we are going to do from here forward, if it will make people leave me the hell alone, is we’re going to do them like college papers," a very angrily Paul told the New York Times last week. Which, apparently, he has. So take that, world! Paul will show you who's boss, by citing everything correctly!

A sample:

[5] Weinberger, C. (1984). Uses of Military Power, Retrieved from
[6] Nichols, D. (2011). Eisenhower 1956. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Page number?
[7] Wali, S. O., & Sami, D. A. (2011). Egyptian police using U.S.-made tear gas against demonstrators. ABC News, Retrieved from
[8] Sharp, Jeremy, "Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations," See: Table 3: U.S. Foreign Assistance to Egypt, July 19, 2013; Congressional Research Service.

Early this week, Apple stealthily released the new iPad mini with Retina display without saying a single word. As in, it might have just been the quietest Apple launch of all time. No-one's entirely sure why Apple is being uncharacteristically silent with the new iPad, but it's taken everyone by surprise to the point that there aren't even any reviews of it out yet.

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And finally, Sarah Palin has decided that Pope Francis is just way too liberal for her these days.