The events of the last couple of weeks in the chaos on Planet Trump have had me thinking about the 2020 Democratic nominee, or, at least, who should not be the nominee. At the same time, the upcoming 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth sent me back to read his inaugural address. It is a forward thinking speech. In addition to famously saying it was time to pass the torch to a new generation, he talked about ending poverty, preserving human rights, and arms control and inspection.
The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) is conducting hearings on the Northern Pass project. The developer, Connecticut-based Eversource, is facing some tough questions. The SEC reviews and approves the development of New Hampshire energy facilities. In order to proceed with its plan to cut a 192-mile long swath of transmission towers through New Hampshire, Northern Pass needs permission from the SEC. As part of that process, the SEC is taking testimony from representatives of Eversource.
At one point in my life, the governor’s office (not the current governor’s office) called to ask whether I would be interested in becoming the commissioner of a particular state agency. I said no, I didn’t think I was sufficiently qualified. Silly me! Next time we have a Democratic governor, I am asking to be made head of the Fish and Game Department. I used to own a fishing pole. That would over-qualify me in the Chris Sununu administration. That is just a slight exaggeration.
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".