President Obama seemingly believes that when it comes to thinking about torture in the post-9/11 era, we must look forward and leave the past behind. In one of his first actions as president, Barack Obama signed an executive order banning the use of torture. The diverse faith-based organizations across the country that are members of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture celebrated his action, hoping it would be a first step in ending a shameful time in our nation’s history.
On Wednesday, 40 people from every corner of this country, banded together to deliver a message to their senators, "Kill the bill, don't kill me!" If you've seen the coverage, you may have noticed that some of your fellow central Pennsylvanians were among those 40. Indeed, six of us traveled to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's, R-Pa., office, and three of us were arrested while peacefully protesting. I was among the three arrested. I am a woman who has struggled with post-partum depression.
Let's call it official. President Donald Trump will not finish his first term. He will reach political bankruptcy and resign. The fault, in his mind only, will be in no conceivable way his. His resignation will be the result of a massive conspiracy by the evil forces in his universe. They are all media, all Democrats and all Republicans who should have followed his wisdom but didn't. Add to this everyone who disagreed with anything Trump said or tried to do.
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".