Freelance writer with more than a decade of experience writing about the intersections of economics, politics and everyday life. I've written for Salon, LA Weekly, AdBusters, the Boston Business Journal and the Progressive. I've also done multi-day packages for the Nashua [N.H.] Telegraph featuri...
In 2003, Jose Sanchez was a recent graduate just starting out in the world, hustling to get his graphic design business off the ground. Then, one day, his life changed. “I went to take a nap and then I didn’t wake up for two days,” he said. “When I woke up, I looked like the Matrix. I had all these tubes coming out of me.”Sanchez discovered he had Type 1 diabetes only after he had fallen into diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition.
On June 25, 1867, Lucien B. Smith of Ohio received the first patent for barbed wire. Richard Hornbeck explains that within a few decades, the new invention—or, actually, a modified version created and marketed by Joseph F. Glidden—transformed the American West. In the nineteenth century, Hornbeck writes, a farmer often had no legal right to sue if his neighbor’s cows wandered onto his unfenced property and wrecked his crops.
Sanchez discovered he had Type 1 diabetes only after he had fallen into diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition. His story is a reminder of what many diabetics went through in the years before the Affordable Care Act, and what many could face again if it’s rolled back. Because he had very little income at the time, Sanchez was able to qualify for New York State’s Medicaid program.
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'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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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".