Jack Smith IV
Jack Smith IV

Jack Smith IV is a senior writer covering technology and inequality. Send tips, comments and feedback to jack@mic.com.

8h ago

Boston anti-racists shut down another far-right rally

Seriously guys, it's getting cold out.

9h ago

How does the socialist left build a mass plan to take back the country? Flu shots and brake lights.

Socialists want to win elections. They're going to start by giving stuff away for free.
Nov. 12, 2017

What the laser-toting Nazis of ‘Wolfenstein’ tell us about the futurists of Silicon Valley

From Mussolini to Silicon Valley, the men whose job it is to imagine the future have seen technology as their path to power.
Nov. 6, 2017

A Texas congressman, falling for a 4chan joke, just went on CNN and misidentified the church shooter

This is the third time we've written about this. Please let it be the last.
Nov. 2, 2017

The far-right thinks a violent antifa overthrow is coming Nov. 4, but the truth is far stranger

Is it the people's revolution? Or is it the front group for small communist cult?
Oct. 29, 2017

In Tennessee, locals fight back against neo-Nazis with humor and humiliation

"You're sexy! You're cute! Take off the Nazi suit!"

Oct. 11, 2017

White nationalist alliance plans “White Lives Matter” rally for Tennessee

This could be the most significant meeting of white nationalist groups since Charlottesville.
Oct. 7, 2017

Debunking Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘The Big Lie’

Are liberals and leftists the real fascist threat to America?
Oct. 2, 2017

No, Sam Hyde is definitely not the Las Vegas shooter. That won’t stop his fans from pushing hoax.

Aurora, Sandy Hook, Pulse nightclub and, now, Las Vegas.
Sept. 30, 2017

The far right’s new project: Bringing back the Red Scare

Leftist politics are having a comeback. Conservatives have an old tool to counteract them.
Sept. 13, 2017

Juggalos have become the darlings of the left and the new face of anti-racist activism

The Juggalos are marching on Washington, and teaching the left about working class solidarity, too.

Aug. 28, 2017

During an antifa brawl, one reporter put his body on the line to stop a beat down

“I just didn’t want to see this guy die."
Aug. 27, 2017

Thousands in San Francisco shut down yet another far-right rally

First Boston, then San Francisco. But what will happen in Berkeley?
Aug. 20, 2017

The far right is being rapidly pushed back to the fringes

“It’s not just about today,” Karimi said. “It’s about the next fight — fighting the actual right.”
Aug. 10, 2017

Conservatives mad over the Google memo censorship should end their century-long war on unions

If there's a war on right-wing beliefs, why not turn to the one thing that can protect them?
Aug. 8, 2017

We still put children in jail for being late to class

For certain populations of kids, small infractions mean big consequences.

Aug. 7, 2017

“We can promise an army”: The Democratic Socialist plan to help progressives win America back

The Bernie Sanders movement can be a powerful force for Democrats willing to work with them.
July 31, 2017

Alt-right mascot regrets everything, says he made a “horrible mistake”

"Most patriots are not Nazis. But when we stand next to them, who are we?"
July 25, 2017

PewDiePie, YouTube’s biggest star, is leaning into his new, far-right following

The far-right needs to find a way to appeal to the next generation. Have they found a new ambassador?
July 21, 2017

Mentally ill prisoners in Louisiana were made to bark like dogs for food, new lawsuit claims

Investigators came. Everyone was told not to speak to them.