In the story of Charlie Gard — the seriously ill 11-month-old boy whom British health care is compelled to let die over his parent’s wishes — there is something important that is missing.And the thing that is missing, whether it is missing by ignorance, fear or cold design, is sometimes the most important thing.In the case of Charlie Gard, and the future of American health care, it is certainly the most important thing.
Now that Gov. Bruce Rauner has called the tax-and-spend-happy Illinois legislature into emergency session on Wednesday in the hopes of opening schools on time, I'm going to have to do something drastic. I'm going to have to put one of my fantasies on hold until I see whether beleaguered suburban taxpayers get squeezed to death in this deal.
The Democratic mayor put off a planned Thursday trip to the Capitol to discuss school reform, caving in to a hostile legislature led by Republicans still smarting over his move to sidestep them on control of the city's airports. By agreeing on their own to radically reform Chicago's public schools, Gov. Jim Edgar and top GOP lawmakers told Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday that they weren't going to wait for him to bring his act to Springfield.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".