The fiscal-cliff negotiations have renewed our focus on potential cuts to government entitlements, which landed in the spotlight on the campaign trail earlier this year when Republican Mitt Romney dismissed 47 percent of the population as victims who are “dependent on government programs.”
All of this inspired Slate V to conjure a special edition of Monopoly just in time for the holidays.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
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Can it be again?
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?