Let’s get political for a bit.If I didn’t lose you after that line, then here it goes: Last Saturday, in the wee hours of the morning, the Senate tax plan was passed with 51 yay votes and 49 nays.Regardless if you’re for or against this $1.5 trillion tax bill — or if you have absolutely no idea what to think — this piece of legislation is being seen as one of the biggest tax overhauls in U.S. history.
In today's divisive political climate — with a 24-hour news cycle, limited communications via tweets, the overpowering influence of corporations and the influx of sexual misconduct allegations — it's easy to lose faith in both our political system and those who run it. This is not a red or blue issue, necessarily; it's prevalent no matter which party you affiliate with. As Americans, our trust in Congress is less than ever before, according to a Gallup poll conducted from 1972 to 2014.
The president of Franklin & Marshall College, Daniel R. Porterfield, is the Aspen Institute’s next CEO and president, succeeding Walter Isaacson. Porterfield takes the helm of the organization on June 1, 2018. Isaacson will stay in his role until that time to continue operations, according to the institute. “An innovative, strategic thinker, Dan brings to the Institute an intellectual depth, a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and an ability to lead a complex, mission-driven organization.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".