Eighteen months ago in this space, I shared my crazy idea to remove the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from Kentucky's Capitol Rotunda, and replace it with a tribute to Muhammad Ali.
After a tumultuous week in which I was outed as "John Miller," Donald Trump's publicist (He's a tremendously good boss! With huge hands!), the nation's political press hordes are descending on our old Kentucky home to cover this week's presidential primary matchup between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers - or at least the last 68 of them? No Tam Tams. It's true. Manischewitz, which manufactures the bite-size matzos, says it has temporarily stopped making them at its plant in Newark, leaving many Jews puzzled and disappointed, and officials of the kosher food company scrambling to explain what went wrong.
Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, D-Portland, left, and House Republican Leader Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, meet with members of the media to preview legislation for the upcoming session at the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi listens to a report of the investigation of Dozier reform school during a cabinet meeting at the state Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) When she was a county prosecutor, Pam Bondi was approached by TV producers with a pitch: star in your own reality show.
Stacey Abrams is a proud ex-bureaucrat who also loves the novel "Atlas Shrugged"; she works with Republicans but sometimes frustrates her Democratic colleagues; she grew up on food stamps and co-founded a beverage company for children; she has worked as a tax attorney and written several romantic suspense novels on the side.
Count yourself blessed if you have a friend like George Phillips. An over-achiever from a tiny suburb of Nashville, and blessed early on with GQ looks, rakish charisma and a keen intellect (camouflaged by a thick country accent), George played role model for those of us cutting our political teeth on Al Gore's first presidential campaign.
As the volume turns to 11 on calls for Rick Pitino to vacate the University of Louisville Cardinals' hot seat - voluntarily or not - the coach remains obstinate: "I don't know what resigning would accomplish," he told his friend and Louisville broadcasting legend Terry Meiners. "I think that's the cowardly way out.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.