Dateline: Boston's Logan Airport, moments before a flight back to California
For the last four days I’ve missed the news, merely glancing at the headlines on the newspapers in hotel lobbies—I’ve scarcely even had the chance to check what people have been saying here at Ricochet.
What I can tell you is that New England experienced one of those rare, utterly flawless early autumn weekends, with light breezes and puffball clouds and a sky that seemed a bottomless vault of the creamiest blue. Perfect weather for apple-picking—the Cortlands in the big ceramic bowl in the hotel lobby proved crisp and sweet—and for football—in its pre-season opener, Dartmouth walloped Butler on Saturday evening, and then, Sunday afternoon, the Dartmouth junior varsity team came from behind to edge out Middlebury.
Watching CNN on the monitors here at Logan, I can’t quite tell whether the Middle East remains in crisis or whether CNN is simply prolonging the story.
How much have I missed? Do the events of late last week represent a new departure—perhaps even an historic pivot? Or merely new troubles in a troubled part of the world? Has Romney addressed foreign policy adequately? Has he displayed gravitas?
CNN has its uses, I suppose, but I prefer the Ricochetti.