Is Stegall a ‘crunchy con’?

Caleb Stegall, whose appointment to the Kansas Court of Appeals was confirmed this week by the Kansas Senate, is being described by some as a “crunchy con.” The term refers to conservatives who also care about environmental issues, such as conservation and sustainability. Stegall’s writings have reflected traditional socially conservative values, but he also has criticized urban sprawl and big-box stores and is concerned about preserving natural resources.