From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…A few reminders on this, the first day of autumn:• To hook up with your senators and give ‘em an earful about what you think of Trumpcare 4.0 (aka the Graham-Cassidy amendment), the D.C. switchboard number is 202-224-3121. McCain’s a no vote, but we need two more from the GOP. • The Republican president fills his days by spewing a string of non-stop lies, and his followers love him because he "tells it like it is." • Mother Nature is really pissed.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…Every morning when I wake up and get dressed, I can’t help but notice the seven-inch pale red scar running from my sternum to just below my belly button. I have another scar---two inches horizontal---on my upper chest. They’re a daily reminder of the emergency surgery I had last March that revealed a thriving cancer colony in my gut (happily removed), and the “mediport” that was my hookup for three months of chemo.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…Coming Soon to the FlickersIt was looking like a better-than-average year for movies. Then August came along and the celluloid offerings shriveled up and died. Fortunately, it looks like things are poised to pick up this fall. Before Star Wars Episode VIII blows everything else away in December, there are some political-themed flicks that, god willing, will live up to their potential.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".