As some of you may be aware, K5 user Crashnbur has recently engaged in a spate of plagiarism, stealing articles from The Weekly Standard, and The Hill  and . He has apologized to me personally for this, admitting that it was not a mistake, but simply an effort to get attention to what he thought were very good points. They were great articles, and it's too bad I've had to remove them, but plagiarism simply will not stand.
I wanted to also apologize, to both the original authors of these works, and to those of you who put in time discussing them. Your comments are still accessable, if you're in an ongoing discussion, but the stories are not.
I hate to see this kind of thing, and I urge you all to check your sources. If "a buddy" sends you an article, someone else had to have written it. Don't cut and paste it into K5. There's a perfectly easy and ethically acceptable way to steal someone else's material. It's called "quoting with attribution." Copying someone else's writing without giving them credit is always wrong.
Thank you, you may now return to arguing about politics.