Here’s the thing about opioids: They’re excellent analgesics for traumatic situations. But if you prescribe them for long-term pain control, they become addictive. So why do doctors keep doing this? Military doctors no longer do. I learned that from Dr. Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier in this inverview. Buckenmaier is a veteran medic of Iraq and Afghanistan, a board-certified anesthesiologist, and a professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda.
In a memorable episode of “The Sopranos,” Tony and two lieutenants murder a colleague they discovered has turned FBI informant. They shoot him on his boat and shove his weighted body into the ocean off New Jersey. In the pre-whack interrogation, they discover he’d flipped more than a year earlier. Thus, the damage was done. This show came to mind when reading the Homeland Security binding operational directive to whack the cybersecurity software company Kaspersky Lab.
The deluxe new iPhone will cost a thousand bucks. A bit rich for the average federal IT budget. But when Apple starts selling them, hundreds of people will camp outside Apple stores the night before. Although they have a few things in common, Steve Jobs and Henry Ford took entirely different product pricing approaches to their revolutionary products. Ford dropped Model T prices each year throughout the product’s long lifecycle. He did little to modernize the car itself.
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".