May 29, 2012
Finally, someone in the TV news business told Donald Trump he's ridiculous. Now, if they would just stop giving him airtime. Wolf Blitzer, one of the most evenhanded interviewers in the news business, had enough of Trump playing his games of complaining about the press and making unsubstantiated accusations about political opponents like President Barack Obama. When Trump opened a telephone interview by criticizing the reporting done by CNN in setting up the interview, Blitzer called him out. Here's a key part of the transcript, and you can see video below of the exchange.
May 25, 2012
With a vide variety of shops and restaurants, the Trump Taj Mahal is a large, luxurious resort with plenty of options for fun. Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Games to play: There are more than 200 table games, including blackjack, craps and a Baccarat Pit. The United States Poker Championship is hosted in the Trump Taj Mahal's smoke-free poker room. There are more than 3,500 slot machines on the Taj's floor. Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from the Commodores (July 7)
April 16, 2012
Twelve years ago, I moved to Towson from New Haven upon my marriage to a lovely woman, Baltimore born and bred. I happily settled into my wife's condo right in the center of town. The apartment on the 23rd floor faces south and west and has terrific views. On a clear night, I can see all the way to lit-up Camden Yards. I can watch an Orioles game on TV, and get up and look out at the lights of the stadium. Living in the center of Towson has great advantages. Everything you need is only a short walk away: the bank, the post office, the library, the dry cleaners, the copy shop, even Trader Joe's.
January 22, 2012
Regarding Dan Rodricks ' comments on Tim Tebow and Tom Brady, what world does he live in? ("Is anybody listening?" Jan. 18.) Today when the youth of our country truly need a role model to emulate, Mr. Rodricks writes that sex defeated piety and won over virtue during the NFL playoffs this past weekend. When more and more children are born out of wedlock, never having a father as a role model, when we "the people" are expected to provide for their children all the while knowing that "hooking up" is the lifestyle of most of our youth today, isn't it time we embraced someone like Tim Tebow, who is truly the kind of man the youth of today should strive to be?
January 12, 2012
New Hampshire Republicans are practical people. As I traveled around the state this past week, voters who said they supported Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential primary consistently offered two reasons for their choice. One was Mr. Romney's resume: his experience as both a businessman and a reasonably successful governor of Massachusetts. But the selling point voters cited most frequently was Mr. Romney's "electability": their sense that in a general election against President Barack Obama, he's more likely than any other Republican to win. "I want to get rid of socialism.
December 12, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been castigated on the opinion pages for declaring that child labor laws "are truly stupid" and for suggesting that poor children be hired to clean the bathrooms of their schools in order to teach a work ethic they can't possibly learn at home because nobody there has a job. "Really poor children," he said at an Iowa fundraiser, "in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working, and have...
December 5, 2011
I concur with the general sentiment of Will Placek's letter, "Creeping Sharia is bound to choke off our freedoms. " Perhaps Sharia will not choke off all our freedoms, but most definitely our granddaughter's freedoms will be decreased. The more Sharia law, with its religiously prescribed second-class status and accompanying separateness, influences our society, the more future generations of women will gradually lose their hard-won feminist freedoms. This brings me to my question: When it comes to two pieties, worshipped in our modern society - feminism and multiculturalism - which one holds the trump card?
November 9, 2011
Getting a new home – whether it's a house, condo or an apartment — is usually pretty cut and dried. You go to an office, sign paperwork, and the place is yours. No big deal, no fanfare. When Deborah Robertson got the keys to her new condo — a 35th-floor luxury unit in the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago — it was a big deal. Three TV crews, reporters, photographers, family members and dozens of well-wishers were watching. Robertson, of Baltimore, was the winner of HGTV's Urban Oasis contest.
October 25, 2011
One Baltimore woman has found her urban oasis — in Chicago. Deborah Robertson, 57, is the winner of the 2011 HGTV Urban Oasis, a luxurious, furnished one-bedroom residence on the 35th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. The home, designed by Vern Yip — a judge on HGTV Design Star, offers views of the city skyline and a contemporary look with eclectic furnishings. It has one and a half baths, a gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities for Trump residents include a spa, fitness center, indoor pool, restaurants and 24-hour concierge.
August 29, 2011
It's another remarkably beautiful but simple video from Baltimore's Future Islands. "Balance," a cut from their Oct. 11 LP On the Water , gets a video courtesy of director Jay Buim. A nomadic couple hitchhikes along, finding enjoyment in innocent pleasures that feel wholly American - parking lot mischief, carnival rides and fried dough, aimless wandering down a highway hand-in-hand. The couple have little - really, just a backpack and each other - but their moods are never morose.