BP acted with gross negligence in precipitating the April 20, 2010 spill, Barbier ruled last September. This mid-January, he found that BP wasn't grossly negligent or reckless in its source-control efforts to stop the spill.
It wasn't that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch after she pointed her crayon at another student and made a small gun noise. Alabama schools want you to be sure that your kids are safe!
Should you see the movie "Selma," or should you avoid it because people claim LBJ gets a bad rap? I admit I was skeptical first, being an LBJ fan, but chose to watch the movie to see for myself.
Notwithstanding a much more accurate national title setup, the College Football Playoff still must go one step further. An 8-team tournament is still a far better option and might have possibly gifted us a different title game, but we'll never know.
Many GOP governors who loudly condemned Obamacare are secretly signing up for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion. They aren't just Republicans in Democrat states. A growing number are from Southern conservative states, like Alabama and Tennessee.
R.I.P. Martin Luther King. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability for changing hearts, minds and laws well-documented.
All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.
I have a confession to make. There are some things I am not good at...friends will be amazed to hear me say it, but it's true.
The much anticipated day of revelation has arrived. No, not the second coming of Bear Bryant, but rather the announcement from the Committee of Justice that on Sunday revealed the top four teams in college football.
Marriage could be coming to Florida sooner than we expected. Plus, after last week's big win, the Mississippi lawsuit is now on the fast track to an appeal. And Kansas just lost their latest attempt to hold back the start of marriage.
One of the fun things about being a pet writer is that people send me interesting story ideas out of the blue. So when I got on email on Sunday, November 23 about the rescue of almost 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels the day before, I started making calls to learn more.
Daddy was a very mild-mannered gentleman... he was never the type to yell, shout, etc. His style was reasoning. Except once.
We've added two or maybe three states -- Montana, South Carolina, and sort of Kansas -- to the marriage-equality map this week. Some Kansas counties have started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but others haven't.
I remember Miss Marshall very well. She was my third grade teacher at Cloverdale Elementary School in Dothan, Alabama in about 1964. I remember the first time that I saw The Wizard of Oz that I thought she looked just like Almira Gulch.
I loved my first grade teacher. Her first name was Dorothy, the same as my grandmother's. She was interesting and seemed to devote a lot of time to me... and I loved her... until she sent home the note.
For years, we as college football fans have been separated from justice. The organizations of the NCAA and the BCS have prevented us from having a true National Champion when it comes to college football.