Meg inks in KS!
Kansas, believe it or not, has a really strong radical leftist and progressive past. There have been pockets of communists, socialists and anarchists in the state for at least 100 years– and those roots are still here, despite not receiving much attention. This blog is part reclamation of the progressive history of Kansas and part commentary on current political happenings in Lawrence, KS and across the state.
There is no room for “Well, that’s just Kansas” in response to extreme right-wing fanaticism here. While extreme conservatism is here and has been here, it is not a necessary descriptor of Kansas. We can do better here because we have done better. The politics in Kansas are just as rich and nuanced as anywhere else in the United States, so I’m here to bring a progressive perspective to both our history and current events.