Summary The American West faces persistent drought, whether or not relief comes this winter. Yes, the Phoenix metropolitan area is a mass of homes and development; but Arizona also consists of seven national forests, the Grand Canyon, numerous wilderness areas, a ponderosa forest, and still, a great deal of open desert. The mass exodus from the the frozen wilds of the east and midwest coupled with the loss of jobs due to outsourcing, have brought too many people to our oasis.
Summary TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Give Blake Sims enough time, and he'll individually thank every fan who watched him make history Saturday against Florida. Sims made up for it with the poise he showed on third downs, as Alabama converted 12-of-16 to overcome a number of costly penalties and turnovers. Five came on the clock-melting drive Alabama used to take the lead for good midway through the third quarter.
Summary Sep 14, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) dives under New York Jets free safety Calvin Pryor (25) during the second quarter of a game at Lambeau Field.
Summary Rand Paul on slow climb of California GOP from losing streak: "To reverse it takes a while". Paul's argument -- that the party needs to expand from its older and white base, groups amply represented among the delegates -- was framed as one that could reverse the party's long record of thumpings in California and its national presidential losses. We've got to go out and we've got to broaden our party, and when we do, we'll be a national party again.