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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?

How many years (and how many PMs) will it take to fix the NBN?

How many years (and how many PMs) will it take to fix the NBN?

Who's benefited from this? Ultimately, nobody. We’ve lost six years, and are left with a great failure of public policy.

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin ’07 reveals his valiant battle against climate change

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin ’07 reveals his valiant battle against climate change

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.

Rudd’s post-career noise distracts from the good he did

Rudd’s post-career noise distracts from the good he did

Crikey readers discuss Kevin Rudd's legacy and the authenticity of Scott Morrison's apology to child abuse victims.

Scott Morrison is truly the Forrest Gump of Australian politics

Scott Morrison is truly the Forrest Gump of Australian politics

The measure of ScoMo’s doltishness is that whole fiascos go through to the keeper without much attention.

Limelight-deprived Kevin Rudd won’t stop talking, but he has nothing to say

Limelight-deprived Kevin Rudd won’t stop talking, but he has nothing to say

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.

Murdoch’s interference in government goes back as long as he does

Murdoch’s interference in government goes back as long as he does

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.

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

The best form of welfare for an ex-prime minister is a job

Our ex-prime ministers should take the advice many of them gave while in office — get a job.

Politicians only complain about Murdoch’s influence after they quit

Politicians only complain about Murdoch’s influence after they quit

Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.

How long do PMs last after their first leadership challenge?

How long do PMs last after their first leadership challenge?

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.