Author Archives: Gracy Olmstead
About Gracy Olmstead
Gracy Olmstead is a writer and journalist located outside Washington, D.C. 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.
Polls find the politics of place has intensified—even though we all contending with the same problems.
The iconic bookstore chain, by trading books for cafés and Legos, has forgotten its telos and guaranteed its downfall.
Chip and Joanna Gaines won hearts on their show “Fixer Upper.” But can they stay relatable as their brand expands?
New book says the faith provides room for disagreement, nuance–even flexibility.
As our power to artificially sustain life grows, the harder it becomes to determine who, when or if it’s right to stop such efforts.
Despite modern innovations, we somehow ‘just know’ how to do things the right way.
Winsomeness and gentlemanliness are being undermined by the online race to rage.
With everything corporatized and everyone in their own bubbles, can the media still function as it needs to?
Stressed-out farmers today only grow food for global consumption, and that is leading to a crisis at home.
It isn’t just about “happily ever after.” It’s about community, and the lack of it is tearing our marriages apart.
The Pennsylvania Democrat eschewed ideological litmus tests and appealed to his community. That’s less common than it used to be.
We sit enraptured while they show us shadows on the wall. But that’s no excuse for tuning out entirely.
As P.G. Wodehouse put it, “There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
We too often forget that the most challenging tasks are often the most rewarding.
A new profile shows he’s become more circumspect over the platform he created. It’s time we all did.
From Joe McCarthy to Ronald Reagan, he saw it all and became the movement’s historian.
Philip Britts lived to be only 31, but his back-to-basics communion with nature produced some remarkable poetry and insights.
When it comes to being poor, geography is destiny. But do we just leave blighted communities to die?
Do we really lack the time, or are we just unwilling to slow things down to appreciate what’s real?
The media’s coverage of presidential drama is causing us to forget what’s real—and Trump himself isn’t solely to blame.← Older posts
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