Senator John Walsh is one of the latest public figures to come under fire over alleged plagiarism.

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Senator John Walsh is one of the latest public figures to come under fire over alleged plagiarism.

Plagiarism — or just banality that’s contagious?

The real offense is the oratorical pablum that our graduates are commonly served. By Jennifer Graham

Stories in Russian publications on the Flight 17 crash bear headlines about “298 Victims of Someone Else’s War,” “Kick From Behind,” and an alleged assassination attempt against Putin.

opinion | Martha Bayles

Putin’s propaganda highlights need for public diplomacy

Public diplomacy emerges from a unique tradition of truth-based persuasion.

A new video camera system is installed above the drivers seat in a Boston school bus.

editorial

Boston schools go too far with audio surveillance of school buses

Recording every word out of a student’s mouth raises serious privacy concerns.

editorial

Superintendents fail to set an example for students on citing sources

When offering platitudes, at least make sure they’re your own.

editorial

Retroactive justice for non-violent drug offenders

Treatment is a far better option than prison for many of these individuals.

Editorial cartoon: Affordable Care Act

Cartoonist Tom Toles takes a look at the effects of recent Supreme Court rulings on President Obama’s health care reform law.