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.

How Black Friday Got to Be Such a Downer

Grateful folk to crazed discount hunters in 24 hours? Blame the perversion of Christmas.

Orient Express Doesn’t Feel Like Agatha Christie

But this new Poirot mystery has its own flavor and polish.

The Gun as Symbol: Who Owns It?

A tool of murder or a totem of liberty, this is how they can both be wrong.

We Need Fewer World Leaders, And More Good Neighbors

Higher education teaches youths to be boomers, not stickers—thus encouraging brain drain.

Liturgies for Young and Old

James K.A. Smith’s new book explores the heart-shaping power of our habits.

No More Harry Potter, Please

A letter to J.K. Rowling

Notes For the College-Bound

Fighting emotional frailty requires more than a safe space.

The Churches We Need, Pt. II

Readers share their own arguments for and against the American church

The Churches We Need

How to fight churchgoing apathy in today’s America

‘Stranger Things’ and the Power of Nostalgia

What Josef Pieper can tell us about a 1980s-inspired TV series

It’s Not Just About Consent

Preventing sexual assault requires a much broader, more holistic approach.

Is There a Good Argument for Trump?

The course of voting never did run smooth.

Where’s the Pro-Life Party?

As the RNC and DNC ignore pro-life voters, perhaps it’s time to respond.

How to Save the Millennial Faith?

Five appeals we can make to Christianity

How Does Your Child Grow?

Parents—like gardeners—must be humble, patient, and flexible.

How to Save the Post-Industrial Town?

Fractured communities must move past nostalgia and hopes for a presidential savior.

Fighting the Pro-Choice Narrative

Pro-life advocates, especially women, need to tell their own stories of empowerment and hope.

The Loss of the Contemplative Self

Do we fixate on the virtual to avoid the real?

How to Defy Terror?

No ban—be it on guns, immigration, or fill-in-the-blank—will remove tragedy from our world.

Summer Is For Reading

Books offer as much enchantment as summer camp, and as many (or more) lasting memories.

← Older posts Newer posts →