America This Week: October 16-22, 2022
Musk rouses ire of national security machinery, ho-hum nuke talk progresses, a journalist and tons of crabs disappear, Liz Truss outlives fruit flies, three finance headlines, and more
Just when you thought it might be safe to lay out in the sun for a mellow weekend, after one of those work weeks that glides uneventfully along a peaceful river of non-terrifying news events, social media explodes with yet another horrifying headline. After years of hints that grand showdowns may be coming in both the areas of censorship and nat-sec authoritarianism, word leaked Friday that an ultimate test case might just be arriving. Details on that story, and more, on America This Week.
Reminder: you can listen to a podcast discussion between Walter Kirn and me, Matt Taibbi, about the stories below by clicking here.
In the meantime, the top headlines this week: