Vladimir Lenin’s corpse has occupied a space at the foot the Kremlin wall for 80 years now. The time to bury him has not yet come.
After his death on Jan. 21, 1924, Lenin remained a visible presence within the Soviet Union. Not because of his communist ideology. Not because of his “workers unite” spirit. Not because of the timelessness (or lack thereof) of his theories. But thanks to his body being put on display in Moscow’s Red Square.
If my recent vote on Pell Grant funding was considered newsworthy enough to lead a story in Wednesday’s Arizona Daily Wildcat (“Pell Grants lose some federal support”), I am curious as to why Sen. McCain’s identical vote wasn’t worth even mentioning.
Could it be because the story is based on an unidentified attack press release issued by my campaign opponent? I suppose the issue is fair game in election season, but I would think your readers deserve to know the source of the allegations. Particularly since they’re factually wrong.