Sometimes I wonder if some of the Pomona professors live on the same planet as the rest of us.
Take the case of the recent problems in Venezuela, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world now that Chavez has been running the place.
A recent City Journal op-ed by William Andrews and William J. Bratton tells the story of Mayor Alfredo Peña, an innovative and smart new major for Caracas that was removed from office by Chavez for being too successful. As you can imagine, he's now in prison on trumped up charges.
But in a recent video with The Real News, Miguel Tinker Salas paints the elections today as somehow evidence of Venezuela's democracy. He's against the stereotypical dipiction of Venezuela as a one-party state.
Tell that to Pena.