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‘Uncovering the Truth’: Day Laborer Network Leaders Travel to El Salvador

Leaders from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), faith leaders, and academics are in El Salvador to assess the situation and determine why thousands of Central American children are … Continue reading

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Winos’ Guide to the Tucson Beer District

Tucson has many new bars and restaurants along the modern street car route, but unfortunately, many of them are dedicated to beer. I hate beer. I don’t care how trendy … Continue reading

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Drinking Liberally & The Shanty: A Messy Break-up that Was Long Overdue

Why didn’t they break up sooner?  Isn’t that what the friends say when a dysfunctional relationship finally ends? That is how I feel about the recent messy divorce between Drinking … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who Knew? Countries that Make Stuff Are Better Off than Countries that Play the Market

Those Germans. First they win the World Cup, and now they’re ranked #1 in trade. Germany has a trade surplus of $257 billion (a sign of a truly robust economy.) … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Refugee Supporters & Anti-Immigrant Protesters Face Off in Oracle (Images)

Demonstrators with dueling banners and ideologies lined the roads of rural Oracle, Arizona on Tuesday awaiting the arrival of 40-60 child refugees. An estimated 150 protesters, dozens of law enforcement … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jon Stewart Answers Those who Hate Child Refugees: ‘What the F*&k Is Wrong with You?’

For the haters who think children should be sent back to the dangerous and violent lands they fled. I offer Jon Stewart’s “Immigration Reform Crisis: Kids Edition.”

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arizona Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American Protest in Oracle, AZ

5 UPDATEs at the end. Two Oracle facilities may be sheltering unaccompanied migrant children soon– one in midtown Tucson at Oracle and Drachman and one tucked into the Catalina Mountains … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 26 Comments

UN, Progressives Urge Refugee Status for Migrant Children, while GOP Wants Speedy Deportation

The least productive Congress ever was perfectly content to allow immigration reform to languish until next year, while they focused on getting their sorry asses re-elected. But then reality hit. … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Stop the Beauty Madness: Ad Campaign Challenges ‘Beauty’ Myths & Stereotypes

I am a real woman, with a real woman’s body– not the body of an 11-year-old boy. I am a Renaissance nude trapped in a Twiggy world. I am Everywoman. For the … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Join PDA’s Declaration of Independence from Corporate Rule

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies have been working to overturn Citizens United, the dubious Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to let special interest money dominate and corrupt our elections. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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PAMELA POWERS HANNLEY

PAMELA POWERS HANNLEY

The Tucson Progressive

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth--not just people who agree with me or look like me. I believe that people who promote religiosity but use violence, intimidation, and lies to force their ideas upon other people are not following the teachings of any religious leader.

I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. In addition to being a blogger, I am a published author, photographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post. I am a proud member of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA).

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