Gracy Olmstead’s writings can also be found at The American Conservative, The Week, Christianity Today, Acculturated, The University Bookman, and Catholic Rural Life. You can follow her on Twitter @gracyolmstead
To Americans tired of military campaigns to social engineer governments in distant lands, Donald Trump suggested he might embrace a less belligerent foreign policy. That’s not happening.
North Korea may see the games as an opportunity to spread propaganda, but the regime’s participation also presents a fantastic opportunity for the US to engage its citizens on their own terms.
The more time we spend on our various technological devices, the less time we spend together as a family. How do we fix this problem?
The social media campaign should prompt little platoons to begin protecting, loving, and challenging their own, however they can.
A journalist chronicles the experiences of one Nebraska farmer and his daughter, as they seek to keep their six-generation family farm alive.
The pro-life cause can appeal to Americans—but only if we stand up for life 100 cases out of 100, and not just when it’s personally convenient.
Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s family farmers are eligible for the federal estate tax—but that doesn’t mean it’s a popular or profitable tax.
The initiative describes itself as a public service program, one that seeks to reinvigorate a local journalism industry that’s struggling to survive.
Whereas physical health may be on the rise among teens in the iGen generation, their mental health and wellbeing has declined.
Confusing ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ labels don’t just cause expensive waste to individual families—they are creating a massive food waste problem.
Ironically, the companies that increasingly draw us to virtual realities are reinventing physical space, as well.
Social media is a useful tool for cultivating relationships—but it shouldn’t be our means of communication or vulnerability. That can only happen offline.
Alexis de Tocqueville believed Christianity provided a common moral language for the American people. But what happens when faith is on the decline?
The media is determined to blame Houston’s urban developers for the hurricane’s devastation. That isn’t correct—in fact, it’s blatantly unfair.
If you want a jolt of espresso, have espresso. Buy a cappuccino, or a latte. But if you want fall, don’t drink the sickly PSL. Drink cider.
A new agricultural sustainability program seeks to offer a ‘cleaner’ version of current farming methods. But is that really going to be enough?
America is supposed to be ‘one nation, indivisible.’ But this week, we’ve seen that Confederate memorials are splitting us further and further apart.
With parenting, there are no copouts, no sick days, no vacation or leave. That means describing it like a career is both reductive and misleading.
Forcing teens to turn off their phones isn’t about being cruel or Luddite. It’s about saving them from dangerous addiction—before it’s too late.
The art of writing often stems from the joy of reading and sharing information. Growing those loves in our children is the first step.
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