MEDIA BIAS: It ain’t just for America anymore. You have to love this London Guardian headline:“Blair battles on after record rebellion.” Blair won a rather decisive victory, 393 to 198, including an extraordinary number of cross-party votes by the Conservative opposition. Who would have benefitted greatly by Blair’s defeat, after all. Now, granted, 139 Labour “no’s” is a high number given the level of party control in the UK system. But, still, this is far short of the 180 votes that would have consituted a vote of no confidence. And, certainly, far more decisive than almost any legislative victory in the US.

James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.