During her trial for tax evasion in the 1980s, Leona Helmsley was quoted by her maid as saying “we don’t pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes.”I doubt that even Ms. Helmsley knew how right she would be 30+ years later.The initial step in ensuring that only the “little people” pay was taken right around the time Ms. Helmsley’s scams to stiff contractors working on her Connecticut home and write off the renovation costs as “business expenses” came to light, when President Reagan pushed...
Much the way the name of Harry Potter’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort, dare not be spoken, GOP leaders McConnell and Ryan have shied away from using the terms “supply-side” or “trickle-down” when discussing their tax plans.However, President Trump’s Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn, showed no such aversion when he told CNBC’s John Harwood that “the whole trickle-down…is good for the economy” and “the most excited group out there are big CEOs, about our tax plan.”It didn’t take too long before the...
The GOP tax plan reminds me of the old joke in which two brothers are notified that their distant uncle passed away, leaving one brother a gold mine and the other the shaft.So who ends up with which? Let’s start with those who get the shaft. The first “shafted” group are families with more than one child who do not itemize deductions.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".