Author Archives: Gracy Olmstead

About Gracy Olmstead

Gracy Olmstead is an associate editor at TAC. In addition to The American Conservative, she has written for The Washington Times, the Idaho Press Tribune, The Federalist, and Acculturated. Follow Gracy on Twitter @GracyOlmstead, or e-mail at

A Whole New News?

Media in the age of Twitter tantrums and Facebook fear-mongering

How to Keep the Millennials

A city built for millennials now struggles to make them stay.

Following in the Footsteps

How our loved ones can guide us, even after their death

Beware the Crusaders

Simplistic sound bites should deter the savvy voter—and the conscientious Christian.

Is Our Curation Bad?

Though it can become self-conscious and fake, proper curation provides an important service.

The Scarlet Letter and Ashley Madison

What the online and literary communities have in common

How to Escape the Echo Chamber

Online communities can be toxic—but we can escape (and even reform) them.

Does Dating Still Matter?

Tinder doesn’t just sell us short on love—it can also foil opportunities for new friendships.

The Way We Speak Now

In the age of of “trigger warnings” and Trump, we’ve lost a common standard for public discourse.

Searching For a Candidate That Doesn’t Exist

Why the GOP field seems empty and bleak to conservative millennials

Redeeming “Paper Towns”

How friendship saves the day in John Green’s latest film adapatation

How We Talk About Motherhood

The Planned Parenthood videos should prompt us to consider how we treat the unborn, and the women who carry them.

Why Are So Many College Students Depressed?

Sad tales of suicide should motivate us to reconsider our educational goals and methods.

Faith in Diplomacy

Conservative realism has a champion in Reagan’s Swiss ambassador.

Dancing With Words

Why handwriting is much more than a cumbersome discipline

Is a Woman’s Place in the Workforce?

What Hillary Clinton—and much of society—gets wrong about the stay-at-home mom

Why Community College Matters

It plays a distinctive role in an increasingly rootless academia

Save the Print Library

Why “progress” shouldn’t mean completely digitizing library archives

Growing Up and the Liberal Arts: A Tuesday Roundup

Why students’ choice of major often depends on their parents’ income—and why it matters

A Tale of Two Independence Days

Homesickness is almost a necessary piece of the Fourth of July, as we grow older.

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