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Archive for August 19th, 2011

Rick Perry’s entrance into the presidential race has renewed attention to his ambitious if fruitless prayer for rainĀ  in drought-afflicted Texas. But Perry certainly isn’t the first governor to seek such divine meteorological intervention. In 1925, reacting to a brutal drought across the South, N.C. Gov. Angus McLean proclaimed “a day of humility and prayer […]

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