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.

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Mentally ill prisoners in Louisiana forced to bark like dogs for food, lawsuit claims

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

July 21, 2017
July 18, 2017

NRA ad suggests journalists are more dangerous than every NRA member combined

This is the second NRA ad that calls for gun owners to rise up against liberals.
July 18, 2017

Even where marijuana is decriminalized, police continue to target minorities for arrests

What if prosecutors just started throwing out these cases en masse?
July 17, 2017

Canada has its own ‘alt right’ problem, and isn’t hesitating to act fast

America has to figure out what it's going to do with its new, fratty far right.
July 16, 2017

Before you call the police, ask yourself: Could this get someone killed?

Your problems are best solved without inviting people with guns.

July 16, 2017

The Women’s March is now taking on gun control. It could be a huge mistake.

Gun control has never proven to stem the tide of gun violence. But it does lose Democrats elections.
July 12, 2017

Netflix’s new blockbuster ‘Okja’ has one glaring political problem

It's a great anti-capitalist tale, except for Okja's origin story.
July 12, 2017

Fred Perry would like the alt-right to please stop wearing their shirts

Racists ruin every good thing in fashion.
July 6, 2017

After CNN, the far right is declaring open season on journalists

On 4Chan, the online alt-right is answering the call to make journalists' lives hell.
July 1, 2017

The alt-right is devolving into a circular firing squad over who’s not racist enough

The alt-right has become a circular firing squad.

June 28, 2017

Trump is already using James O'Keefe's CNN sting video to raise money for 2020

He also helped fund the group that made the video.
June 28, 2017

Facebook moderators are trained to protect "white men" and not "black children" from hate speech

Leaked training materials show Facebook's odd calculus for figuring out who counts as a protected group.
June 23, 2017

The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism

Right wing violence is heating up, and the Justice Department is looking the other way.
June 21, 2017

Alabama public school assigns Ann Coulter and other right-wing pundits as required summer reading

Required reading: 'Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder' and more...

June 21, 2017

Conservatives have discovered the word "antifa" and are attaching it to everything

What is “antifa-parenting,” exactly?
June 19, 2017

The GOP left a giant database containing personal information of almost every voter unprotected

The DNC email hack is looking pretty mild in comparison.
June 19, 2017

Right-wing activists repeatedly rush the stage at Public Theater's final 'Julius Caesar' performance

"Liberal hate kills," one of the protesters shouted.
June 18, 2017

Jay Z bails out incarcerated dads for Father's Day

Almost half a million people are in jail right now only because they can't afford to leave.