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Entries by Jawal Nga

Thank You Colonel Gaddafi

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 12:30 PM

What must Gaddafi be thinking right now? As Libya turns itself inside out looking for him and Tripoli suffers the consequences of unbridled and unskilled streetfighting I wonder what he is thinking to himself.

Perhaps it is: "Why weren't they grateful?"

This last line of Robert A. Caro's epic appraisal...

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Anti-Israeli Hysteria and Helen Thomas

(7) Comments | Posted June 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM

Yet again we are witness to the double standard that results from the criticism of Israel. To watch the venerable (and, admittedly, increasingly irrelevant) Helen Thomas go down in flames for her comments on Palestine is yet another moment of suck in the mutually masturbatory relationship that exists between the...

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Letter From Washington

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2010 | 1:11 PM

The White House today revealed the existence of a NASA-developed technology used to photograph the imaginations of anyone on the planet. The breakthrough, known as Imuno-Impression Photography, uses Tyrolean alpha-waves to render mental impressions such as memories, fantasies, etc.

Here is the first such clip ever made public. Shot by...

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Potty Talk

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2007 | 8:00 PM

It has come to light that the Republican Senator from Idaho was arrested in June for "lewd conduct" at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

People, people, people! "Lewd behavior"?! The truth of what went on couldn't be farther from what Senator Craig has been accused of.

In the...

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My Libya, 'Tis of Thee

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2007 | 1:34 PM

The theme of my 7th birthday party was Superman. The icing on my cake was red, white, blue and yellow. A dozen kids played games, ate spaghetti and wore cone hats with those elastic straps that fit under your chin. The party started at 1pm.

About an hour into the...

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"I Hate This River"

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2007 | 4:16 PM

My brother Jehad is a photojournalist who has spent time in Iraq since the war started in 2003. His phone calls and emails from the field are often harrowing and sometimes deeply saddening. A story he told me recently stands out for its simplicity and lack of a single...

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Like Obama, Like Me

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2007 | 12:20 PM


The following is a transcript from the press conference this afternoon when I officially endorsed Barak Obama as the Democratic candidate in 2008:

I'd like to thank everyone for coming to my apartment today. Unfortunately the Double Babylon Grand...

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Are You There God? It's Me, Jawal

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2007 | 6:00 PM



July 2007.

As another prom season fades from memory I recall, with much the same fondness as an ingrown toenail, my own prom...



May 1990.

I don't want to be here.


I wish I were home.

I used to want to be here....

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