Leslie is a once and future American expat, most recently in London. She is also a lawyer and former local political campaign operative turned freelance writer. She currently lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband and their four children. Find her on twitter @AHLondonTX.
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Leslie Loftis: ‘Ebola’ missionaries are not idiots. But are their motives sound?
Conservative writer Ann Coulter was up to classic form earlier this month. For anyone not familiar with the American pundit, she uses harsh rhetoric to draw attention to uncomfortable discussions. This time she made the US blogosphere rounds, calling the US Christian doctor who contracted Ebola while doing humanitarian work abroad idiotic for going abroad when […]
Leslie Loftis: Only Gaza’s dead provoke the media and Western protests. Far greater Arab slaughter is ignored
The Daily Mail headline caught my attention: “Apocalypse ignored: As Gaza grabs the headlines, epic slaughter engulfs the rest of the region. But where are the protests?“ Where are the protests is an excellent question. And the Mail does get to it, after screens of news and photos, mostly about Gaza. The first photo is […]
Leslie Loftis: Obama opens US borders to children. Now he faces four separate crises
The southern border of the US is currently open to children. The reasons vary from the political to the criminal. President Obama did an end-run around current immigration law in order to force Republicans into accepting an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Violence and strife in Central America has forced parents to send their children north […]
Leslie Loftis: Hillary and Chelsea. A feminist dream ticket lacking the common touch
Two months ago, even two weeks ago, if anyone had mentioned that a Hillary Clinton candidacy was beatable, I would have laughed. While I think she is a terrible choice for President of the United States, I thought if she managed to get the Democratic nomination, she would likely win the election. Like Barack Obama […]
Leslie Loftis: Rape is never trivial. Adam Boulton please note
Last week Foreign Secretary William Hague and actress Angelina Jolie co-hosted a conference in London, End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The conference sought to publicize the atrocity of rape in conflict zones and to work toward international standards to prosecute perpetrators. Also last week, Iraq began to explode. The news rapidly filled up with violent […]
Leslie Loftis: Fathers and children. Both losers in the brave new world of designer babies
Last week, Alexis Madrigal summarized the stunning innovations in human fertility treatments in the Atlantic. For those with enough money, science offers many new options—versatile biological parent arrangements for any family form, synthetic sperm or eggs to bypass (most) same-sex reproduction challenges, or genetic conformity bred by choice. Each gives enough cause for worry —eugenicists […]