Obama Administration Affirms Ukraine’s ‘Right’ to Surrender Territory to Putin

Bros gonna bro. (AP)

Despite a European-brokered “ceasefire,” the war in eastern Ukraine rages on. Russian separatists continue their assault on the city of Debaltseve, forcing the Ukrainian army to withdraw its troops. And yet, the U.S. State Department continues to hold out hope that the ceasefire will work. “We don’t consider it dead,” said spokeswoman Jen Psaki. “We still need time for the agreement to work through.”

But that’s not even the most outrageous aspect of the Obama administration’s position on Ukraine. This is:

Hillary Doesn’t Care What You Think, Liberals (And For Good Reason)

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Hillary Clinton does not care what liberals think. And who can blame her? Since quitting her job at the State Department, she has shown far less interest in promoting the causes liberals care about than she has in getting as rich as humanly possible.

Clinton has hobnobbed with Wall Street executives, given paid speeches hosted by foreign banks accused of fraud, charged public universities $300,000 to hear her speak, lifted her foundation’s ban on accepting donations from sketchy foreign governments—all things liberals would find outrageously offensive if done by Mitt Romney or the Koch brothers.

Wall Street Banks Rated Most ‘Risky’ Are Big Hillary Clinton Donors

Too big to fail? (AP)

Banks evaluated as having a high “systemic risk” to the U.S. financial system have contributed millions to Hillary Clinton over the course of her political career. A recent study by the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research assessed the institutions that, due to their size, complexity and interconnectedness, posed the greatest financial risk. As it turns out, four of the six riskiest banks are big donors to Hillary Clinton:

Hilary Clinton Is a Terrible Politician, Explained

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Hillary Clinton is still nowhere to be found, and in her absence some are beginning to question her inevitability. Others, including VOX DOT COM fashion editor Matthew Yglesias, are starting to worry that Clinton may waltz to the Democratic nomination without any serious opposition. That would be a big problem, Yglesias writes, because it would leave Clinton “dangerously unprepared” for the general election against whoever emerges from a deep field of GOP contenders:

Philadelphia Is Ready for Hillary

Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in 2008. (AP)

Democrats will hold their 2016 convention in Philadelphia, the only city in America worse than Cleveland, site of the GOP convention. Presumably, that is where Hillary Clinton will finally announce her candidacy for the White House. But is the once-great city ready to accommodate her?

‘Evolution’ Questions for Democrats

Old white people. (AP)

Yesterday some British idiot asked Gov. Scott Walker (R., Wis.) if he was “comfortable with the idea of evolution.” Walker punted, and his political opponents and other scientific geniuses mocked accordingly. It’s a question designed to make Republicans look stupid, or perhaps more accurately, to make Democrats (and Brits) feel intellectually smug and superior. Still, GOP candidates should come up with a serviceable answer to it, because they’re going to be asked over and over again, because journalism.