i'm sure it doesn't seem as if i don't have the capacity to understand a comic strip. the point is i'm clearly looking for something different. though i understand its potential, i am not looking for satire, i am looking for well-written, thoughtful analysis. i do believe it's out there & have probably come across some. i'd still like to see more of that. i don't make any excuses for mcwhorter & have been just as critical as everyone else. if you have any links or references i'd love to see them.