Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, still another reason to hate Facebook. Plus, seeing monopolies and why we need to talk about Kevin. This edition of Side View brought to you by my monster cold and all the Codral I've taken to deal with it! And how does that stuff even work anyway?
Who's benefited from this? Ultimately, nobody. We’ve lost six years, and are left with a great failure of public policy.
The second volume of K-Rudd's autobiography has been making headlines for a week. Here, he details his deep commitment to climate change and the fact that nothing is his fault ever.
Crikey readers discuss Kevin Rudd's legacy and the authenticity of Scott Morrison's apology to child abuse victims.
The measure of ScoMo’s doltishness is that whole fiascos go through to the keeper without much attention.
A new book and a weekend spread in The Age remind us that Kevin Rudd craves attention, but has nothing to say beyond attacking his former colleagues, because he never stood for anything.
Whatever role he played in the toppling of Malcolm Turnbull, it is far from the first time Rupert Murdoch has been an active political force.
Our ex-prime ministers should take the advice many of them gave while in office — get a job.
Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.
As Peter Dutton spends the morning outlining policy differences from Malcolm Turnbull, it's important to remember that it usually takes a few stabs to kill the king. We look back at how long modern prime minsters have lasted after they're first challenged.