There is reason to wonder if he’ll finish his four-year term. Having won the job through empty promises, lies, appeals to base instincts, inflated assessments of his own intelligence and abilities, crude denigration of his opponents, and a shameless lust for the only job in this country that would satisfy his ego, he’s showing signs that maybe he doesn’t like the job all that much. All candidates for the job deceive us, of course. All promise more than they can ever deliver.
In February of last year, we had good news about health care insurance coverage in this state. Washington State’s Insurance Commission reported that out uninsured rate, while as high as 12-15 percent in some counties, was then only 7.3 statewide, with Kitsap County having the lowest uninsured rate: 5.6 percent. But this year, 11 health insurance companies proposed an average rate increase of 22.3 percent, and for two counties no plans were filed at all.
A recent news story told of five teenage boys in Miami, ages 14-16, who failed to help a disabled person who was drowning. Instead, they watched, laughing, and took a video of him as he went under. Every state has a Good Samaritan law, but these laws merely shield us from lawsuits if we do try to help; they do not require us to provide aid. Only a moral sense will do that, and in these four teenage boys, it was missing.
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".