Who better understands the proper function of the Idaho Legislature? The new legislator serving in the third month of his first session, or the veteran chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, serving in his eighth legislative session? To answer that, consider their competing views of how to handle House Bill 577, which would allow people, such as children with a certain epilepsy, to get a doctor’s prescription to use an oil extracted from the cannabis plant.
There comes a moment in the course of a legislative session when the body of work starts to distinguish itself, or poises at a point of irredeemable breakdown. We have approached that moment. My initial impulse was to rate actions this week on a Stupidity Index. Such mockery is personally satisfying, but not very productive. But distinguished leadership takes wisdom and courage, and that seems a fair measure to gauge our Legislature’s work product this week.
What do diplomat Condoleezza Rice and historian David Kennedy have in common? Not much, really. Which is kind of the point of their new project, “American Creed.” Rice and Kennedy are on the faculty at Stanford, and through that affiliation came to realize that you don’t have be of similar party, background or race to be worried about our divided nation, to want the best for your country. Rice is a former Republican secretary of state under George W. Bush.
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".