Linda Valdez: There's something seriously wrong when Arizona's House Speaker calls on his colleagues to 'treat all women ... as ladies.' We're not ladies. I’ve never liked the #MeToo movement, which conflates rape and boorish behavior. It diminishes the pain of women who have suffered rape. It elevates trivial insults to dizzying heights. “I am Woman Hear Me Whine” is not a theme song of empowerment.
Linda Valdez: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sold himself as a businessman. So what's behind his un-businesslike approach to Mexico? Gov. Doug Ducey is surprisingly sluggish – or maybe just conveniently timid – when it comes to developing the economic opportunity of sharing a border with Mexico. Give him some credit. Some. Ducey talks about Arizona’s relationship with Mexico in positive terms and courts relationships with Mexican politicians.
Linda Valdez: This true-life Christmas gift story shows everything that's right with humanity. I’m here to tell you a real-life, seasonally appropriate story about why optimism is still the best choice. The story starts with my decision to buy a Christmas present for my newlywed daughter and son-in-law from a shop that sells the work of local artisans. It was a special order and after several discouraging delays, the shop owner called to say it had finally arrived. It’s big. It’s heavy.
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".