Britain and the United States are engaged in a race to destroy their standing in the world. Theresa May is doing so by bungling Brexit; Donald Trump with his personality flaws. The decline in America’s standing is measurable thanks to the surveys of the Pew Research Center in Washington DC. At the end of the Obama administration, 64 per cent of those polled across 37 countries had confidence in the presidency. Now the figure is 24 per cent.
Supporting Ukraine is the duty of everyone who cares about the future of Europe. So last weekend I went there with my father, an 86-year-old Oxford philosopher, to give lectures at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, the main city in western Ukraine. We were visiting a country at war. Collecting tins — for weapons, refugees and medical care — are ubiquitous.
Don’t be fooled by Boris Johnson’s floundering failure to get the G7 summit to agree sanctions on the Kremlin. For all the negative reaction the Foreign Secretary arouses personally among his European counterparts, and despite the difficulty the Government has in articulating its approach, the outlines of a new Russia policy are taking shape in Britain. Belatedly, it is tough, cautious and pragmatic. To use the lexicon of the cold war, the aim is containment, not rollback.
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".