University of Hong Kong fires professor for active role in freedom protests

According to the New York Times,

The legal scholar, Benny Tai, was convicted of public nuisance charges last year and sentenced to 16 months in prison, but he was released and remains on bail while his case is under appeal.

The university had faced widespread calls from members of the pro-Beijing establishment to dismiss Mr. Tai. But his supporters argued that dismissing him would undermine academic freedom that has already been imperiled by a new national security law imposed by Beijing.

Let’s put it this way: Academic freedom means zero in Hong Kong now that the iron fist of Xi Jinping has come down hard.

Report: 14-million U.S. households include hungry children

The Philadelphia Inquirer has details that should anger all Americans.

During the first week of July, the number of households with children that reported not having enough to eat was 13,570,374, according to an analysis of U.S. census data by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Council on Contemporary Families. Before March 13, the day the federal government declared a national emergency, the number was 12,046,456.

That’s an increase of more than 1.5 million households in just four months, from 12.8% to 14.5%.