Melissa Kronfeld

Bush speaks to international community

Posted 11:35pm September 24 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush received a lukewarm response Tuesday from members of the international community, as he spoke before the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The president’s speech focused on defending the administration’s actions in Iraq, as well as outlining other […]

Bush asks for more money for Iraq

Posted 3:22pm September 19 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last week, President George W. Bush requested that Congress grant him an additional $87 billion in funding the aftermath of the war in Iraq. The President told Congress and the American people that $66 billion was intended to fund military and intelligence operations, while the […]

Bush judicial nominee drops out

Posted 9:50pm September 11 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau After two years of partisan wrangling over his appointment, Miguel Estrada, the Bush administration’s nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, withdrew his nomination last Thursday. Estrada stated in a letter to President George W. Bush, “I believe […]

Column: Censorship in a Time of War

Posted 11:25 a.m. May 10 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Two weeks ago, while I was getting my hourly dosage of CNN, a particular story caught my attention, through the bombardment of images, facts and CNN news updates. A teenage boy in Alabama was asked to return home after he refused to take off […]

COLUMN: Poverty and Iraq

Posted April 30 8:00 p.m. by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau The war has ended and “The New Iraq” is emblazoned on every headline. But this “New Iraq” should represent more to us than just simply the rebuilding of the one nation. Now that we have fought our first pre-emptive war, let us give our […]

COLUMN: Stop comparing POWs in Cuba and Iraq

Posted 12:10 p.m. April 10 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Since the March 23 broadcast of five American soldiers held by Iraqi forces on al-Jazeera, the international community has turned critical towards the United States concerns over the treatment of these Prisoners of War (POWs). And why? Because the international community claims the treatment […]

COLUMN: War should be last option

Posted 7:50 p.m. Feb. 25 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On an America Online-sponsored international survey, users around the world could vote whether or not they think America is acting as an aggressor in announcing their intentions to go to war with Iraq. The top three nations that believe America is an aggressor and […]

Critics say Afghanistan is forgotten war

Posted 10:52 a.m. Feb. 11 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau With conflict in Iraq increasingly likely, the continuing war in Afghanistan seems to have fallen off the map, according to human rights activists. As hundreds of troops remain stationed in the war-ravaged country, countless international organizations are working in an attempt to reconstruct what […]

Hispanics top list of U.S. minorities

Posted 11:30 p.m. Feb. 6 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Hispanics are now the largest minority group in America, according to Census Bureau figures released in late January. The Hispanic population, which reached 37 million in July 2001, has surpassed the country’s African-American population, which remains at 36 million people. With the U.S. population […]

American Inequality and the Question of War

Posted 6:39 p.m. Nov. 13 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–For months the Bush administration has argued in favor of a necessary change for the Iraqi regime. Their plan: to launch a pre-emptive strike with a full-scale invasion to topple Saddam Hussein. Hussein poses a threat to national security and to the security […]