We've been remiss here not to draw more attention to the incisive work being done by the legendary Vast Left in his series of "American Extremists" comics. VL's ability to distill the political poisons abroad in the land -- especially the "progressive" worship of the warmongering, Wall Street-coddling, liberty-choking, whistleblower-whipping, death squad honcho in the White House -- into the brief dialogues of his talking heads is truly remarkable. Day after day, the pointed insights come, puncturing the afflatus-gorged bubbles of the powerful -- and their treacly sycophants. He is a veritable Socrates of satire. If you are not already a regular reader, scoot on over there to sample the choice morsels on offer.