Bucks County Judge Clyde W. Waite was attacked in his Newtown-area home Monday night in an assault that he said left him bleeding from the head and unable to recall much about what happened. Still shaken Wednesday, the Republican senior county court judge – and the first and only African-American judge in the county – said he did not know who carried out the attack or why.
That old saying, Be careful what you wish for? It was ringing in David Landau’s ears Friday and giving him nausea just days before Pennsylvania’s congressional districts were very likely to be redrawn by the state Supreme Court in favor of his party. The gerrymandering knife, he was finding out, cuts both ways. And on Friday morning, Landau was staring right at its sharp edge, the weapon pointing straight at the heart of Delaware County.
Are you a Democrat overjoyed that the congressional gerrymandering battle coming to a head this week in Pennsylvania may seem to be going your party’s way? Well then. A bit of friendly advice. Step away from the adrenaline. Because whether this epic battle ends in the next few days or weeks with maps that look good for your party or not, 2018 will be a bloody electoral year. And Democrats already are drawing blood from each other instead of the other party.
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".