As this is the weekend marking the completion of year one of the Trump Administration, it’s as good as time as any to look at the dysfunctional relationship between the American President and America’s nation-state. The California story, in 2017, can be summed up in one word: sitzkrieg. As did the British and French forces in late 1939 and early 1940, California’s Democratic leadership (i.e., “the resistance”) spent a good portion of las year waiting for hostilities break out.
If brevity is the soul of wit, then the Jerry Brown who’s about to deliver his final State of the State address as California’s governor is Sacramento’s answer to Will Rogers. Since returning to the big stage seven years ago, not once has Brown bothered the Legislature with a State of the State lasting more than 25 minutes. I’m not suggesting that Brown don combat fatigues and go the way of Fidel Castro, who once spoke to the United Nations for four-and-a-half hours.
At last report, California Rep. Maxine Waters is telling reporters she won’t attend President Trump’s State of the Union Address (“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar? Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out,” she told a tv interviewer.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".