Since The New York Times first published its exposé about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment and assault, the floodgates have opened against these monsters. In Hollywood, the media, politics and many other industries, old open rumors are now on-the-record allegations. Men who have, for far too long, abused their power and fame to inflict harm upon those without are being called out for their heinous acts. They deserve to face criminal liability as well.
First off, Go Astros! Their success has brought me into Houston more this semester than I had anticipated. And part of me knew that, if we made the World Series, and I went to a game, then I would be in town in time to vote in-person, which I have always enjoyed doing. Baseball is a game of superstition, so I figured that I needed to avoid applying for an absentee ballot unless the Astros were eliminated. Well, I’m voting at West Gray on Saturday, suffice it to say.
Next year is supposed to be the great year out of the wilderness for the Democratic Party. Legions of the concerned are running for office in 2018, and polls show that Democrats have a fighting chance of regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives, despite a heavy gerrymander that favors Republicans. Here in Texas, my hometown congressman, Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, has drawn a gaggle of Democratic challengers who are outraising him.
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".