Linda Valdez: The Roy Moore saga reveals how we are rejecting facts and overlooking integrity - both of which threaten our government. The saga of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore reveals two trends that are dangerous to our national experiment in self governing. Moore says "fake news" to accusations that he repeatedly sought sex with teen girls when he was a powerful man in his 30s. That's not surprising from a guy who was close enough to a Senate seat to smell the upholstery.
Linda Valdez: Let's praise the men who do the right thing day after day – even when nobody's watching. I rise in defense of men. They are taking an awful beating. The Harvey Weinstein stuff. The social media “me too” campaigns by women who’ve been harassed. Not to mention stories from supposedly somber institutions like the Arizona Legislature and the U.S. Congress about how badly some male elected officials behave toward female elected officials. The yuck-factor makes you want to wash your hands.
Linda Valdez: A new federal rule on predatory lending could protect Arizonans. But it also is under attack from multiple sources. America’s working-class heroes struggle to make ends meet. They tug on short dollars to cover expenses. When they need emergency cash, the corner-store lenders with the neon signs are more welcoming than the local bank. That’s a sad fact for which local banks ought to be held accountable.
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".