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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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 forced to bark like dogs for food, lawsuit claims

Investigators came. Everyone was told not to speak to them.
July 21, 2017

A jail in Tennessee is offering reduced sentences for voluntary vasectomies

Eugenics lives on in 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.
News
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.