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The 2014 Crikeys: three cheers for the AFR, Kyle Sandilands

Crikey’s media reporter reveals the best and the worst of the media in 2014.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: get over yourselves, Daily Life writers, Latham not worth a petition

Change.org petitions and a manufactured Fairfax feud only get in the way of hard-hitting analysis of the real goals of feminism.

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Latham sells out political feminism to sell a few books

EMILY’s List Australia’s Tanja Kovac dismisses Mark Latham’s “tired rhetoric” and says changes for future women’s leadership must be fought for by political feminists now.

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When serving your country means abandoning your family

Crikey readers discuss politics, atheism and other issues of the day.

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‘Political feminists’ and compulsory voting on Mark Latham’s hit list

There is no policy oomph from feminist dogma,” Mark Latham told the audience at his book launch last night, saying that political feminism was out of touch with mainstream Australian concerns.

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Media briefs: Switzer leaves Speccie Oz … fact-checking Davies … FT sales buried …

The Spectator Australia’s founding editor is stepping down. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Senator John Faulkner’s proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.

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‘A lost cause’: is The Australian really Canberra’s most influential paper?

Anyone who’s anyone in Canberra reads The Australian. But that doesn’t mean the paper is as influential as it says it is.

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Media briefs: Latham on The Bachelor … Hedley’s grassy knoll …

Mark Latham loves The Bachelor, Hedley Thomas smells a conspiracy. And other media tidbits.

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Mark Latham on Labor’s warlords: the reform that’s really needed

The factional warlords still run the Labor Party, despite Kevin Rudd’s leadership reforms. In a new book, Labor’s former leader argues the case for breaking factional power in the party.

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A show of hands

Crikey readers have questions about debate handshakes and questions the major parties should answer.

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Media briefs: AAP staff disgust … Guardian’s Greenwald love … Latham on Rudd …

The Guardian is calling on its readers to help them profile its own controversial columnist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the National Security Agency scandal last week. Plus other media news of the day.

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Media briefs: Kennett’s letter … McClymont on freedom … Fairfax car crash …

Fairfax warns in-vehicle technology is causing plenty of car crashes — but is that what their own data shows?

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Tips and rumours

Rebekah Brooks enjoys Sydney holiday … renaming the Sunday SMH? … Chris Bowen turns his hand to writing …

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The real education revolution Labor needs

Money alone won’t solve the crisis in Australian education, the former Labor leader argues in the current Quarterly Essay. Only system-wide institutional change will arrest declining standards.

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Maxine McKew v Geoff Gallop, more or less

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

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To cut carbon emissions, we must go nuclear

Crikey readers have their say on carbon, Mark Latham and the new-look Age.

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Latham: I only said what Robb had said himself

The former Labor leader is standing by his reference to Andrew Robb’s mental health issues in a newspaper column last week. He says the Right-wing commentariat has no right to call for his comments to be censored.

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Paying the best teachers the most money

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

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Latham v the commentariat: three howlers from Akerman

The former Labor leader turns his attention to Daily Telegraph warrior Piers Akerman — three errors in one sentence from his Sunday Tele column.

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Hinch vs Latham vs Henderson

Crikey readers weigh in on the big issues of the day.

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Obama Birthers take over The Australian

The Australian’s campaign against Julia Gillard, kicked along by its legal correspondent Chris Merritt, has descended into ancient history and smear. Former Labor leader Mark Latham investigates.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: a lunar Right eclipse? It’s a cover-up!

Make no mistake: Andrew Bolt is Australia’s answer to Donald Trump — a devastating commentary on the moral and intellectual decline of conservatism in this country, declares Mark Latham.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: meep, meep, it’s Coyote and the Road Runner

To examine the criticisms by Andrew Bolt and others (including Julie Bishop) that Julia Gillard should have reported to police about her ex-boyfriend’s “slush fund”, Mark Latham speaks to the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Michael McGarvie.

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Latham’s Bolt Watch: ‘He will say and do anything to get at Gillard’

In round two of Bolt Watch, Mark Latham takes on more assertions made by blogger Andrew Bolt over the Julia Gillard AWU story.

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