THOMAS TASCHINGER: Coasts are still worth living onTo some folks in Montana or Minnesota, us coastal-dwellers in Texas and Florida are just askin' for it. We keep living within a half-hour's drive of the Gulf of Mexico - or the Atlantic Ocean, for some in the Eastern Time Zone - and hurricanes hit us with depressing regularity. If we would just wise up and move out, the Weather Channel wouldn't have to take over everyone's life for days at a time every summer.
Going into last November's elections, it looked pretty clear that Republicans would retain control of the House and Senate. They had a solid majority in the first one and a slim margin in the other, Republicans dreamed about that rare trifecta in American politics - adding the presidency and controlling all three levers of national power. And indeed, that's how it shook out. Trump's surprise win was combined with expected victories in the House and Senate.
Donald Trump will never make the presidency great again, but last week he made it better. He banished Steve Bannon, the angry white nationalist aide who brought out the worst in him. It's a plus for Trump and the nation, but hold the champagne. Trump will remain Trump, and what we've seen so far has disappointed all but his diehard supporters.
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 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
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".