In last week's column, I opined on the U.S. health care situation, briefly reviewing options and costs for Congress. After discussing alternatives, I found that each option is going to make some cohort of voters unhappy, so the quest should be to find the "least bad" health care system. I concluded that more people would be less unhappy if Congress delegated the health care policy decision-making and funds to the 50 states.
"Repeal and replace Obamacare" was the GOP mantra for at least seven years. They even cobbled together majorities in both houses of Congress riding the "repeal and replace" horse and proceeded to pass legislation implementing exactly what they preached knowing it would be vetoed by then-President Barack Obama. In 2016, an unprecedented 17 GOP candidates for U.S. president rode into town, each on his or her own "repeal and replace" steed, and the herd was winnowed down to Donald J. Trump.
Nevadans are painfully aware that the Silver State's K-12 academic performance is somewhere near the bottom of the tank. Most national education performance rating sources rank us in the same tier as Mississippi, vying for last place in the United States. Gov. Brian Sandoval ran for office in 2010 promising two major reforms: diversification of Nevada's economy and significant improvement in K-12 student achievement.
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".