The California Legislature has a Democratic super-majority, which means Democrats hold more than two-thirds of the state Legislature. This super majority has made crazy things suddenly possible such as the Gas Tax bill passage, single-payer health care and now the fast progress of the Sanctuary State bill. The Sanctuary State bill (SB 54) may sound like a good idea to some, but is a bad idea for most people for many reasons.
We are celebrating Fourth of July across the country this week, while next week the French will celebrate Bastille Day. Oddly, I have been privy to more than one discussion lately about how many erroneously view the French Revolution as the same struggle as our revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is important history and is emblematic of why our country differs so much from Europe.
I sat in stunned silence as I read that the California Senate approved single-payer health care (Senate Bill 562). First the gas tax, now this? Our state senator, Bill Dodd, voted for it. My heart dropped to the pit of my stomach. My husband and I have plans to retire to Arizona in 10 years. Single-payer health care would surely accelerate those plans. We’re not the only ones who feel this way. This may be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back for many families.
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".