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Editorials from around New England

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal (R.I.), Oct. 1, 2015 It would be nice if a weakened and disengaged America were in the interest of peace and comity around the world, as some seem to believe. Unfortunately, there are few signs that, absent U.S. leadership, the other good guys — countries that embrace human rights and basic freedoms — are prepared to step in and do the costly and difficult job America has long done. America cannot completely control or police the world, beating back every potential threat. On the other hand, a policy of disengagement and flowery words, however much we might wish...