For Washington insiders, congressional hearings can be as compelling as great theater, as exciting as a major sports event. But for the rest of us, it's easy to lose track of the important points amid all the rhetoric.
Michael Gerhardt, professor of law, University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina; author of The Pressure of Precedent and The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis
Alvin Felzenberg, presidential scholar
Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor