Sex offenders and civil commitments Governor Tim Pawlenty's latest bonding request includes $89 million to finish the unit housing sex offenders at Moose Lake. Minnesota is one of several states that allows the civil commitment of what it considers dangerous sex offenders. The growing population of sex offenders is causing some to wonder whether there is another way.9:06 a.m.
Andrew Harris: Assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Women, sexism, and the quest for the White House Hillary Clinton's quest for the White House and Sarah Palin's rising star have led many political observers to believe that a female American president will soon be a reality. But a new book suggests that gender bias and the vicious nature of American politics still prevent significant obstacles for women in politics.10:06 a.m.
Anne Kornblut: Washington Post White House correspondent and author of "Notes from the Cracked Ceiling."