Once upon a time, America dumped all its waste into crude city dumps, rivers, seas and skies. There was a lot of it. Landfills grew and grew. Lakes smelled and stewed. Rivers foamed and our eyes stung. As the nation grew, these problems became too large to ignore. In those days, we were a confident nation. We decided to solve the problem rather than simply complain, todayâ€™s apparent habit. So, we solved the problem. Should I stop here? No, thereâ€™s a local story to tell.
Our flamboyant Dear Leader, the Master of the Deal, once queried, “When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say China, in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time.”In the end, Dear Leader came away almost empty-handed. The unflamboyant Chinese surely suppressed their grins. Even our secretary of state described the few agreements penned as “pretty small.” No deal on easing rules about doing business in China where a company must give away its trade secrets to locate there.
Would you like to travel to a country whose iconic leader scowls at you from his iconic portrait? A country that is fond of black flags? That has fanatic soldiers running around in neighboring nations? Of course not. But as other Americans who have visited Iran have said, that’s an incomplete picture. I became intrigued. Travel there has become easier after the nuclear deal was signed. There are many tour companies to choose from. “Let’s go,” I urged Leslie.
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".