Daily Archives: April 7, 2015

Jazz Standards at the Movies: Bing Crosby – “Swinging on a Star” from Going My Way (1944)

“Swinging on a Star” was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Johnny Burke. Bing Crosby sang it in the 1944 film Going My Way.  It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song that year. Here’s an interesting tidbit from SongFacts: Partnered … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: An attack on Rand Paul from the right as he launches his campaign

Who: The Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous  America (a 501(c)4 group) Where: On Fox News this week in the first four early primary states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. What’s going on: The New York Times reports that … Continue reading

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Sen. Rand Paul announces with a platform sure to fail

As expected, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky declared himself a candidate for the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday hoping, as the New York Times writes, “to disprove those in his own party who doubt that a fiercely libertarian conservative … Continue reading

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