Christopher Weyant's cartoon on Thursday has opened my eyes to the fact that feminism is an elaborate hoax — a big troll on America. He's just let me in on the joke. But I wonder how many people still don't get it. I love everything about this drawing: The bitter look on the mother's face; the happy smile on the face of the child. A perfect contrast between the natural good adjustment of youth and the deeply unhappy shambles of human adulthood after ideological brainwashing.
If you'd asked Republicans 12 months ago about their 2018 Senate prospects, they would have been all smiles. Having lost so many winnable Senate races in 2006 and 2012, they seemed bound for big gains. They will have very few seats to defend, and Democrats could be on their back foot in as many as a dozen competitive states. Things are a bit less rosy now that a Republican president was unexpectedly elected.
The new FBI crime statistics for 2016 are out this week. They'll surely be dissected in every which way, and one feature that will receive a lot of comment is the alarming two-year, double-digit spike in murders. But most of the arguments I've heard so far maintain that this isn't necessarily something to worry about too much.
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".