Seattle city leaders and others are attacking a study that shows potential problems with the $15 minimum wage, rather than learning from it. This, in a nutshell, is why politics is broken — nobody wants to hear it. That was how one national news outlet summed up the finding this week that Seattle’s bold experiment in a $15 minimum wage isn’t working out quite as planned.
Republicans in Congress have a new version of their plan to repeal Obamacare, which they are spinning as the “Better Care Act.” But who will get this legislation’s better care? Hint: People not like you or me. In poker there’s a term called a “tell.” It’s when a player exaggerates some mannerism or body language, giving away that the hand is the opposite of what it seems. Poker is far more sophisticated than politics. Because in politics they don’t even try to hide their tells.
Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to push for body cameras for police. But we’ll be one of the last to get them. Seattle understandably wants answers about the fatal shooting of a black mother, by police, in her apartment last weekend. But it’s already pretty clear: Seattle isn’t going to get them. Yes there will be a months-long investigation of whether two officers were warranted in shooting 30-year-old Charleena Lyles, who they say was armed with two knives.
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".