One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial plagiarism, is melting under the heat.
The freshman senator, beloved by the tea party and touted as a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has lashed out at the reporters who have discovered his borrowings, calling them "hacks and haters."
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noted last week that Paul lifted...