What's Behind the Austerity Backlash?

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Unemployment and slow growth in Europe are bringing an end to the "austerity" era of spending cuts and increased taxes. Was "austerity" a dangerous idea in the first place? Will new ideas about economic reality make a difference to politicians in Washington? Also, three more suspects are detained in the Boston Marathon bombings, and provisions for same-sex relationships could scuttle immigration reform.

Banner image: A May Day protester uses a slingshot to throw a stone at riot police as protesters try to break through barricades to reach the city's main square in central Istanbul May 1, 2013. Photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters