Passage of the new GOP tax overhaul poses important questions. Will Goldman Sachs soon close its Wall Street offices to reopen in Biloxi, Miss., or Bogalusa, La.? Will Ecolab desert St. Paul for some Fayetteville, whether that be in North Carolina, Tennessee, or Alabama? How about Boeing repudiating its corporate move to Chicago and heading for Birmingham or Huntsville, Ala., instead? I think not. And economic history and some underlying facts support me.
Saying “Happy New Year” is a reflex for many, though I am sincere when I do. But my personal outlook this year follows my mother’s advice to “hope for the best and expect the worst.” “Ominous” is the word I would use to describe what we face in 2018. I recognize that I am not objective. I had my 50th high school reunion this past summer, and crotchety pessimism is a common in geezers.
Contrary to what many expected just two weeks ago, Congress passed a tax bill and President Donald Trump signed it. So we face the largest changes in our tax system since the Reagan administration of the 1980s. My own opinion is that this was a rushed, haphazard set of miscellaneous provisions — taxes on the earning of grad students, deletion of the extra allowance for those over 65, lower taxes on craft beers — clothing a substantial cut, with precious little reform, of the corporate income tax.
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".