Last fall marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an event with profound consequences for the development of both religion and politics across the globe. Arising in sixteenth-century Europe, migrating into seventeenth-century America, and expanding by degrees across the remainder of the planet, Protestantism has achieved a level of international influence that is difficult to fathom.
First, the sorrow. Then, the fury. Next, what? Countless Americans, across our political divides, experience stages one and two after a massacre such as the one at Orlando’s Pulse dance club in the early morning of June 12. Grief and rage over lives senselessly lost to violence are unifying emotions, at least in theory.
Terry Heaton is skipping church, as he does most every Sunday morning now. He is at home listening to bluegrass. Across town at Willowbrook Baptist Church, Pastor Mark McClelland’s sermon segues seamlessly from the story of John the Baptist to abortion. “People who support abortion are flat wrong,” the Huntsville, Alabama, minister booms into the microphone. He’s answered by a chorus of “amen.” It’s a familiar Sunday scene, one that plays out in likeminded churches across the country.
And they have drills to practice this quarterly, as if it were a more natural disaster like a tornado or fire. This is not natural. It is the direct result of cowardly national leadership, NRA dollars and a block on research so people can shrug and insist guns aren't the problem. https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI/status/964301554906877952
@AmyLeibrock One of the best things I experienced last year was a candidate training next door to a campaign manager training... and over a hundred of us met in the hallway. All women. It all needs to happen.
The wealthiest were handed billions in a massive tax break and trusted to trickle that down (past habits notwithstanding), yet now this administration suggests the poor shouldn't be trusted with spending grocery money themselves.
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".