There’s lots of other positions up for election (see today’s front page) and, as a voter, I am excited to see if anyone else steps up to challenge the incumbents. Contested races are a good thing. They bring out the best in everyone. It forces those running to focus on what voters want. Incumbents who feel their job is threatened have to prove themselves to voters and newcomers must do their very best to show their worthiness of the position they are seeking.
“This is my parent’s old wedding picture,” I say aloud. My daughter, Zoe, also stops what she’s doing and we both sit down to look for more. I have found figurines of dogs that belonged to my Grandpa Banse. I’ve safely packed away his old cane, side table, and a pillow I saved from his couch years ago. I’m taking old pictures of my mom when she was a child, a stuffed animal she sewed for me when I was little, and a painting her brother brought back from mainland China when he was in the military.
Veterans Day is a holiday held every November 11 to honor all military personnel who have served in the U.S. armed forces and is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a holiday set aside to pay tribute to those who died serving in the military. In November 1919, President Wilson proposed the original idea of Veterans Day to remember the armistice as well as the "heroism of those who died in the country's service." Jason B. Hogan, our senior reporter, is also a veteran.
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".