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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP) ** FILE **

Vermont pro-LGBTQ Mayor Van Snowflake bans travel to N.C.

- The Washington Times

Burlington, Vermont, Mayor Snowy Van Snowflake, also known as Miro Weinberger, has issued an executive order banning officials from traveling to North Carolina on any business-tied endeavor, in protest of the state's transgender bathroom policy. Tenth Amendment, anyone?

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives with U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, commander of the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command, and South Korean Deputy Commander of the Combined Force Command Gen. Leem Ho-young, left, at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, South Korea, Monday, April 17, 2017. Viewing his adversaries in the distance, Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Wakey-wakey, North Korea, this White House means business

- The Washington Times

Vice President Mike Pence sent a strong message North Korea's way Monday, telling the regime the "era of strategic patience is over," a reference to the former Barack Obama's foreign policy preference of dealing with Pyongyang's aggressions by turning a blind eye and pretending all was A-OK. This is a good time to be an American.

Han Song Ryol, North Korea's vice foreign minister, listens to a translator during an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, April 14, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Han Song Ryol said the situation on the Korean Peninsula is now in a "vicious cycle." (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

John Bolton hits it on head with North Korea

- The Washington Times

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton offered up a pretty blunt assessment of the North Korea thang that went like this: Want to get rid of the nuke threat from that regime? Then take out the regime.

In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United's tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) **FILE**

United Airlines and the golden age of airline deregulation

- The Washington Times

Blame Islamist terrorists and, yes, government airline deregulation for United Airlines' thuggish and bloody assault on a passenger on April 10. (Let the record show that for a decade I editorialized for deregulation and still think, within rational limits - I want a Food and Drug Administration -- the freer the markets the better for consumers and society in general.)

In this April 28, 2014, file photo, the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix. The Veterans Affairs Department unveiled a new website Wednesday, April 12, 2107, aimed at providing information on the quality of care at VA medical centers, touting new accountability even as it grappled with fresh questions of patient safety in its beleaguered health system.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Why can't we take care of our sick veterans?

- The Washington Times

A director at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., was just removed from his post after a government watchdog blasted the facility for unsanitary conditions. But the director wasn't fired -- only demoted. And he wasn't even named in the VA's announcement of his demotion-- as if we're still trying to protect those who can't even protect our nation's most honorable.

People with Asian community organizations from Chicago hold signs to protest after Sunday's confrontation where David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was removed from a United Airlines airplane by Chicago airport police at O'Hare International Airport, during rally near United's counter at the airport's Terminal 1 in Chicago on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

United's passenger flap sparks foreign fury

- The Washington Times

United Airlines, already under the gun from angry social media posters who saw its security-guard ousting of a passenger as an uncalled-for manhandling, is now facing fury from Vietnam. Why? Turns out, the guy who was dragged down the aisle, David Dao, was not from China, as initially assumed.

Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World Summit, speaks during the event at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tina Brown laments Hillary treated like 'Typhoid Mary'

- The Washington Times

Tina Brown, one of the leading voices behind the Women of the World Summit that just wrapped in New York City, said Hillary Clinton was right -- she was a victim of misogyny during the recent presidential election. And she said that the misogyny was so intense, Clinton was practically turned into a Typhoid Mary on the campaign trail. Well, we're already in Stupid Land, might as well look around a while.

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