The Democrats think they have finally crafted a message that will bring them through the Trump wilderness and triumphantly to the other side.Actually, it is more a slogan than a message, and it was produced by the Senate Democrats, not the Party. It is called “A Better Deal.”Much of what they say they will do is, in fairness, quite good. All of what they say they will do could have been done by them in the 2009-10 Congress when they controlled both houses with huge majorities.
So…what shall we do? As I stated in my introduction to this series, I wish to conclude with hope. Hope that there is a course that can be taken to ameliorate the potential dystopia of dysfunction, degradation and debasement that I have described.Well, there is such a course. A course that provides a perspective and context which can lead to the protection of equity and dignity for all citizens. To find such a perspective and context, I decided to look back to the creation of our Republic.
Work, the very essence of civilized life, has become a tenuous possession and circumstance worldwide. Monthly U.S. job reports consistently show a high percentage of people no longer looking for work, even as the unemployment “rate” continues to fall.A Census Bureau report released on 9/13/16 indicated that while the median household income in 2015 was up 5.2 percent from the previous year, it was still 1.6 percent lower than in 2007, adjusting for inflation.
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".