Meet Cai Xia. She denounced China’s Xi and left the country.

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The New York Times introduces us to the latest Chinese academic who has dared to criticize China’s President, Xi Jinping.

During her career teaching at the Communist Party’s top academy, Cai Xia cheered on signs that China’s leaders might ease their political grip, making her an uncommonly prominent voice for democratic change near the heart of the party.

Now Ms. Cai has turned her back on such hopes, and the party has turned against her. She has become the latest intellectual punished for challenging the hard-line policies of the current leader, Xi Jinping.

A quick thought on the Senate/Russia report released today

Photo: Anthony Moretti 20Jan2017

I’ll let all of you hash out what the Senate report on Trump and the Russians means (here’s the New York Times’ full report).

I’ll make just one point: It was released on the second day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. And that guarantees Democrats will have three full days to bash Trump (and Russia).

A coincidence?