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President Obama, in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, was right to focus on the challenges the United States faces as domestic companies try to compete with low-cost global competitors. But he was wrong to suggest that the United States can "win the future" by getting Washington more involved in innovation and education.
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Last week, President Obama wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal head- lined "Striking the Right Balance on Regulations," in which he announced that he had issued an executive order to review all government regulations on a cost-benefit ratio basis. In itself, this is a good idea, although the president makes it explicit that the cost-benefit analysis must take account of intangible "benefits" such as "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts." Plenty of leeway there for career regulators and liberal political appointees to justify almost any oppressive regulation they may stumble over.
As President Obama unveils new ideas in his State of the Union Tuesday night, congressional Republicans are sticking to their script: no new spending. Both sides can take lessons from President Reagan's experience to the upcoming fight. It's OK for Congress to miss specific targets for cuts for now - but only if lawmakers prod Mr. Obama to rearrange spending so that smarter investment helps companies to grow.
Moments after President Obama concludes his State of the Union address from the imposing podium of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, Rep. Paul D. Ryan will deliver the GOP's answering speech from the House Budget Committee's hearing room, across the street in one of the House office buildings.
Back home, tea partyers clamoring for the debt-ridden government to slash spending say nothing should be off limits. Tea-party-backed lawmakers echo that argument, and they're not exempting the military's multibillion-dollar budget in a time of war.
Pakistani authorities "knowingly used perjured testimony" and failed to pursue other leads in convicting four men of the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, according to a report based on a 3½-year probe of the case.
The four men imprisoned for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl were not present during his beheading but were convicted of murder because Pakistani authorities knowingly relied on perjured testimony and ignored other leads, says a report released Thursday.
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