Tom Shroder was an editor and writer at The Washington Post from 1999 to 2009. Under his stewardship, stories in The Washington Post Magazine won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in both 2008 and 2010. He is the author of the nonfiction bestseller Old Souls. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.

Does the government have a case against BP for the deaths of workers in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion? Journalist Tom Shroder lays out a timeline of safety lapses that could help their case.