When is the press going to look into the nefarious role of the Claremont Institute? They’re chock-full of Straussians, and many of them were gung-ho for the war. Victor Davis Hanson is affiliated with the institute, and he’s on Cheney’s reading list. Coincidence? Mackubin Owens is a fellow at there institute, too, and another Iraq-war advocate! The institute runs programs where congressional staffers and other Washingtonians are initiated into the mysteries. I think only laziness, and the media’s East Coast bias, have spared us a 5-part series.