Don't read 'em. Watch 'em. And see the replays on C-SPAN later.
By the way, I went crazy trying to find out how to launch RealPlayer from Netscape or Firefox. After Googling my ass off, I finally found the solution myself. So if you're having trouble launching anything with the RSTP protocol in Windows, do this:
Launch RealPlayer from the Start button
Click Content/Media Types
Scroll down to Other Media
Check the box next to "Real-Time Streaming Protocol"
OK your way back to homebase and you're ready.