Are more stories from Capitol Hill like this: Compromise over nominations. In short, there was a bipartisan agreement that allowed for the confirmation of several of W's judicial nominees. This is a step in the right direction. "In a Senate that is increasingly polarized, the bipartisan center held," said Sen. Joseph Lieberman. This is increasingly important in the country we live in today, where there's pressure from the extremes on both wings to be far right or far left, that there are still representatives and senators who remember they're here to (try) to make the country work, as opposed to trying to make sure the "other" side doesn't get their way.
Now, let's just hope that these nominees are confirmed if they are qualified and not confirmed if they aren't. This should be something that happens more often.