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
Let’s just pause the vitriol and political drama, and instead enjoy some cakes, puns, and Mary Berry for the day.
And more U.S. universities and colleges should offer them internship credit for it.
Our fragmented republic needs a reinvigoration of community, social capital, private associations, and familial wellbeing, said panelists unveiling Heritage’s 2017 Index of Culture and Opportunity.
Throughout each and every one of her novels, Jane Austen explores the practical outworkings of virtue—making her the mother of ‘the mother of all virtues.’
The Center For American Progress wants you to know that giving up your full-time career to care for your kids is a huge financial mistake.
David Brooks bemoaned elitism’s effect on upward mobility on Tuesday. But that isn’t the only thing keeping our society fragmented and unsuccessful.
Many of them have seen or experienced the detrimental results of campus protests, a growing PC culture, and catastrophic student debt.
Both feature protagonists trying to purge themselves from a murderous past. But Raskolnikov and Baby find answers—and freedom—in different measures.
Reading ‘Beartown’ reminded me of the desire at the heart of most people, in and outside sporting communities: We want to win.
The law provides a 5 percent tax credit to older farmers who sell their land to beginning farmers, thus incentivizing the continued legacy of U.S. farms.
Although few millennials would admit it, their love for ‘Harry Potter’ is more like veneration than fandom: It’s a secular stand-in for religious belief.
The Underwood machine is driven by Machiavellian political theory. That makes the show less eery in the age of Trump, but it’s no less powerful.
We all want and need community. If our politics makes community impossible, then perhaps we’ve gotten things a bit messed up.
Today, 86 years after his death, we’re reminded that joviality and wisdom can do more to woo a culture than any austere dogma ever could.
Many people think Trump’s a bad president, and a dangerous one when he tweets. Yet, ironically, they can’t manage to look away.
The new ‘Wonder Woman’ film transcends our political moment and offers something—or rather, someone—both inspiring and thoughtful.
The roots of conservative thought promote stewardship over subjugation. We have to embrace that message.
My grandpa was a teenager when he fought in World War II. It took decades—and a conversion to Christianity—to bring him peace from his experiences with war.
Getting President Trump impeached may give Democrats short-term victory. But by infuriating rural voters, it’s sure to widen the schism between our ‘two Americas.’
Social capital depends on real presence. It’s the sort of connection that only happens via geographic proximity, not on social media.
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