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

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.

The Bibliophile’s Conundrum

What to read, re-read, and why, are just a few questions the bookworm must consider.

What’s the Future of Agriculture?

Considering vat-grown meats, locavore conquest, and not-for-profit farming

The Raisin Farmer Wins: A Tuesday Roundup

“We oppose all forms of corporate welfare.”

How to Bring Innovation to Education?

Thinking small and creating more flexibility may help America’s students and teachers.

Has the Sustainable Food Movement Failed?

Despite demands for a more humane agriculture, factory farms are bigger than ever.

Reading in the Summer

Why you should throw out the reading lists and find something fun

Millennials Search For Religious ‘Authenticity’

Millennials want a genuine religion—but how do they define and identify what’s real?

Of Homes and High-Rises: Tuesday Roundup

What’s a proper response to poor urban planning?

Food Obsession in Modern America

We face pressure from within and without to eat a certain way.

Forsaking Cars and Homes

A roundup of articles on urbanism and culture

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