I will say this for Donald Trump and the Republican Congress: They have simplified politics. Over the last several weeks, as the details of their so-called “tax reform” bills became clearer, so did American politics. It is no longer politics as usual. It is simply us, the 99 percent, versus them, the top one percent. In a time of growing income inequality in America, this tax bill will dramatically slash taxes on the rich.
I love to read books. While I find newspapers and the internet excellent for gathering information, books help me gain understanding and perspective. What’s more, books propel me into another world which I find both relaxing and stimulating. Audiobooks, in particular, have changed my life. I drive while listening to audiobooks. I lift weights while a marvelous professional reader tells me an engaging story. I even look forward to doing the dishes.
I was stunned last week when the Sacramento Police Department announced that Officer Anthony Figueroa, caught on video in April punching Del Paso Heights jaywalking suspect Nandi Cain Jr., had gotten his job back. And that he would likely patrol Del Paso Heights again. And that the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office had decided not to prosecute Officer Figueroa. In April, I couldn’t have imagined this outcome. Too many people had seen the dash-cam video.
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".