With the political primaries only days away, and the state of Illinois in the balance, do you want to know about the dark heart and ruthless brain that runs its politics? You’ll find evidence of it in a few empty parking spots behind the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture on the Southwest Side of Chicago. Just drive east on 63rd Street until the northwest corner at Pulaski, and you’ll see that gigantic American Indian, some 50 feet tall, arm raised in salute, dominating the intersection.
Isn't it delicious that Fauxcahontas, aka Sen. Elizabeth Warren — the liberal Massachusetts Democrat toying with a 2020 presidential run — is refusing to take a DNA test to finally prove whether her self-serving claims of Cherokee heritage are true?Actually, watching Warren squirm and Chuck Todd all but flagellate himself for having to ask about the DNA test on "Meet the Press" was more than delicious.It was tasty, kind of like a French omelet with crab meat at a fancy restaurant frequented...
Sane Illinois voters will prepare for Tuesday’s primary elections by hiding inside, staying off the roads and watching a classic movie at home over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. “The Great McGinty” is OK. It involves a homeless drunk who is made alderman, then mayor by the political machine. “The Candidate” and “The Last Hurrah” are also fine American political films. But there is only one “Godfather.” Well, actually, three of them. And they might be the best preparation of all.
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".