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Friday Frenzy: If You Have a Heart...

...then you must add this story to your reading list:

"The Lost Years," written by my colleague Mary Ann Zehr, who traveled to Jordan to chronicle the lives of Iraqi children who fled their war-torn country. If you think the war in Iraq is just about bombs and oil and fighting terrorism and getting out as quickly as we can, then this is a heart-wrenching eye-opener about the devastating affects of war on a child's education. You don't hear the candidates talk much about this when they speak of the Iraq war.

Also good reads:

Mike Petrilli and Checker Finn try to school John McCain. The Arizona senator should probably take their advice if he wants to woo conservative voters.

And this story by my colleague Lesli Maxwell tells me that you should not mess with home-schoolers. They are a political force to reckon with and, if you remember, a force that helped catapult Republican Mike Huckabee to political stardom.

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