All posts by Gracy Olmstead

Gracy Olmstead writes from outside of Washington D.C. Her writings can also be found at The American Conservative, The Week, National Review, Christianity Today, and others.

Searching for Other Feminisms: An Interview with Leah Libresco Sargeant

At the end of September, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was being considered for a Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote a piece considering the impact Coney Barrett might...

/ December 2, 2020

Markets and the Strangulation of the American Family

Maxine Eichner was a lawyer with a new baby girl. At work, she felt pressured to keep up with the long work hours of her peers, but in her heart, she longed to be home with her baby. One day,...

/ November 24, 2020

The Cost of Food in America

Americans often boast about the cheapness of their food. Here in the U.S., we spend less on food than any other country in the world (about six percent of our budget, on average). Even other first-world countries—like most European countries—devote...

/ June 8, 2020

Why Protecting Rivers is a Conservative Cause

Rivers play a pivotal role in our national imagination. In school, we learn about Abraham Lincoln’s travels on the Mississippi River, or Lewis and Clark’s passage along river routes toward the Pacific Ocean. From the Bible, we learn of the...

/ January 28, 2020

The Christian Journalist in the Era of Fake News

As a freshman journalism major, I visited the Newseum in Washington, D.C. There, I learned about the intrepid investigative reporting of Nellie Bly, the sober political commentary of Edward R. Murrow, and the dogged, life-risking determination of reporters who covered...

/ September 11, 2017