The Republican tax cut scam is an early Christmas gift for the rich. To consider just 2 of the proposals, both the House and the Senate would double the amount protected from the estate tax to $11 million for singles (the wealthiest 0.2%) and the House bill would repeal it altogether in 2023. Both House and Senate would repeal the alternative minimum tax which forced President Trump to pay additional tax for 2005, the one year for which his tax return became available.
"When a person loses the ability to take pleasure in the mundane, she has probably put herself in unnecessary danger … One must be prepared to fight for one's simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements." — "Rules of Civility" by Amor FowlesQuite often when families gather around the Thanksgiving table, a common ritual takes place when each person, in turn, states something for which he or she is thankful.
It took driving on potholed roads for years to awaken Michigan residents to the need for infrastructure investment that was visible to the eye. The same message about infrastructure we can't see has gone unheeded for years, despite Flint and Fraser. Perhaps with the latest failure in Farmington Hills, the message will get through about water mains, pipes and valves that have been quietly aging and deteriorating.
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".