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
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial
Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.