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Maureen Dowd should watch her language

May 18, 2009

Mark Liberman on Maureen Dowd's explanation of how another author's paragraph mysteriously wound up in her latest column: As a college professor, I've heard many excuses for plagiarism over the years, but I don't believe that I've ever heard one quite that lame.

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Concession you can Xerox?

February 22, 2008

Aside from Hillary's obvious "Xerox" gaffe in last night's debate I found her closing remark intriguing. Not only did it follow an obvious dodge of the final question, but those same words in any other setting would form the heart of a concession speech. And that's where it gets much more interesting. Let's go to the […]

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