Jake Horowitz
Jake Horowitz

Jake Horowitz is the Founder of Mic. Before Mic, he worked at Change.org. Jake graduated from Stanford University. He was named to the 2014 Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list.

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Nov. 3, 2017

A fake news writer reveals how he’s making money on Facebook

The issue of fake news is not a problem contained to Russia. An American social media strategist is blowing the whistle on how easy it is to make money by creating fake news on Facebook.

Sept. 3, 2017

Al Sharpton: Democrats need to dramatize their differences with Trump, not just talk about them

The longtime activist and broadcast host said the Democrats need to change strategies on confronting Trump — and fast.
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Aug. 18, 2017

Kal Penn explains why every member of White House’s Arts and Humanities Committee resigned

All of the active members of the committee, including actor Kal Penn, condemned Trump’s comments about Charlottesville.
Aug. 16, 2017

The federal government had a plan to combat right-wing violence. Trump axed it in June.

The administration's decision to eliminate funding for programs aimed at white supremacist movements is drawing new scrutiny post-Charlottesville.
July 29, 2017

I test-drove the Tesla Model 3 — and this car could change the world

This may very well be a tipping point moment that could change the course of history.
July 23, 2017

The Democrats’ new slogan shows they learned nothing from Bernie Sanders’ campaign

Branding experts explain why 'Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages' is how Republicans end up winning races.

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July 17, 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration pulled top climate expert from Mark Zuckerberg’s national park visit

Sources say the decision has raised suspicion that the scientist's appearance was canceled to divert attention away from climate change.
July 16, 2017

The Democrats’ biggest donor says the party is blowing it and should get behind Bernie’s platform

Billionaire Tom Steyer believes that the establishment left needs to embrace the issues championed by Sanders or face bleak prospects in 2018 and 2020.
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July 2, 2017

Former Fyre Fest exec: We promised people money we didn't have

Fyre’s former CRO said CEO Billy McFarland ordered him to promise festival vendors money that wasn't actually in one of Fyre’s bank accounts.
June 19, 2017

Bernie Sanders is quietly building one of the most powerful progressive media outfits in America

The former presidential candidate looks to online media companies to inspire how he can best communicate his message.
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June 5, 2017

Fyre emails: Leaked docs show execs were notified of urgent concerns weeks before festival

Exclusive: Internal emails from top festival organizers show concerns nearly a month out.

May 18, 2017

Democrats on Capitol Hill could not be happier about the special counsel investigation

"There's a prevailing sense that there’s no way President Trump will make it through this in one piece."
May 17, 2017

Donald Trump is already jeopardizing intelligence cooperation with America's closest allies

A former German defense minister tells 'Mic' how Donald Trump's intelligence leak is damaging U.S. relationships.
May 3, 2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is fighting Trump — but willing to compromise

Garcetti is finding his voice in the Trump era. But his relationship with the resistance is complicated.
April 21, 2017

Bernard-Henri Lévy: Le Pen won't win because "France is not ready for a fascist regime"

In an exclusive interview, the famous French philosopher holds forth on the country's upcoming elections.
April 13, 2017

This Holocaust survivor has a powerful message for Sean Spicer

"Ignorance is not an excuse," said Roman Kent. "Not from a man like this, on a high position like this."

April 10, 2017

Here's what Donald Trump's National Security Council shake-up means for his foreign policy

KT McFarland's ouster from the NSC is a win for Trump administration moderates.
April 3, 2017

Trump-tied businessmen met NSC officials, Bannon over Venezuela sanctions, sources say

Previously unreported meetings raise concerns about ethics and conflicts of interest.
March 6, 2017

Don’t be fooled: Trump’s Muslim ban 2.0 is just as un-American as the first

The president's new order is premised on the same misinformation as the previous.
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March 1, 2017

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wants to be Florida's first black governor

A strong progressive, the candidate has been called the "next Obama."