Where to start (“Clayworks’ Conundrum,” July 14)? First, any executive director who has such disdain for his colleagues and the community he serves that he would use the f-word to describe a beloved founding member is only displaying his own arrogance and hostility, deadly attributes that cannot be sustained in a leadership position. Secondly, although it is a cryptic quote, Devon Powell’s assertion that longtime patrons have a “sense of entitlement” is bizarre and unbelievable.
I got to see Bernie Sanders speak at Keene State College this fall. I sat in the fifth row. And I cried. Finally, finally someone was saying the things that I have been thinking about politics and our rigged economic system for years. Finally someone was talking about corporate power in this country.
I arrived at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in the driving rain, in the pitch dark, to help set up our table for the professional networking breakfast that started at 7 a.m. I was at the Baltimore County Baby Boomer/Senior Expo, a two-day event that has become wildly popular over the last two decades, probably because of all the freebies and giveaways, the nonstop entertainment and the gratis health screenings.
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".