The Michigan debate over whether to extend civil rights protections to gay and transgender residents is back. Proponents frustrated with the lack of action by the Legislature are seeking other avenues — this time through the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. While there is a good case to be made for expanding the state’s 1976 Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the MCRC is the wrong venue. The commission doesn’t have the authority to amend laws or reinterpret language in existing law.
President Donald Trump on Monday finally called out perpetrators of the senseless violence in Virginia over the weekend for what they are: racist “thugs.”And he specifically named the KKK and the neo-Nazis who participated in the Charlottesville protest, which resulted in a woman’s death when a 20-year-old Ohio man ran over a group of counter-protesters. Nineteen others were injured.
The fact Betsy DeVos is education secretary has pushed teachers union leaders over the edge. The frenzied reaction to DeVos’ nomination was bad enough, but the misleading rhetoric the unions are peddling now is downright crazy. And unfortunately, organizations like the NAACP are falling in line, to the dismay of many in the black community. American Federation of Teachers leader Randi Weingarten wants you to think that school choice is racist.
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".