Joe Alton MD is a disaster preparedness expert and founder of the medical preparedness website DoomandBloom.net. He is a contributor to magazines in the homesteading and survival genre as well as conservative website like dailycaller.com, and the co-author of the 2017 Book Excellence Award winner...
A mentally disturbed man entered a South Florida high school and killed at least 17 people and critically injured scores more with an AR-15 rifle this week. Nikolas Cruz had previously been expelled from the school for erratic and violent behavior. He was reported to have an obsession with guns. His social media posts were also thought to be “disturbing.”Mass shootings in diverse settings across the country greet Americans with tragic news on a regular basis.
The vandalism and removal of Confederate Civil War monuments no longer makes news in these jaded times. Now, however, the movement to obliterate history is sliding down the slippery slope that is its inevitable conclusion: The elimination of memorials to our (slave-owning) Founding Fathers. At Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, established in the late 1700s, one of those Founding Fathers was George Washington.
National Security Council (NSC) Advisor Gen. Herbert R. McMaster has been working with the White House since Gen. Mike Flynn was ousted shortly after the inauguration. Since that time, the ship of state has been steadily sinking as a result of a large number of “leaks”, with the consequence often being a number of high-profile firings of administration officials. With all these generals advising the president, the end result has been, well, general disarray.
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".