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’s America Watch: Hillary’s power women are a dreadful letdown
It is no secret that I am more “optimistic” than others here about Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in November. Yes, I have seen the national numbers tightening. Still Clinton leads. More significantly, America does not have a national election. America has a national election day. On that day, the first Tuesday of […]
Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Trump leaves his right wing media fan club in the lurch
I have envied British media. Its allegiances are so known comedians can bank on a laugh. I know The Guardian is read by the people who think they ought to run the country. The Times is read by the people who actually do run the country. And The Sun is read by, well, you probably […]
Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Texas clips Obama’s wings over transgender access to school lavatories
Back during the Republican Convention, Peter Theil, first investor in Facebook and openly gay Republican said, to great acclaim, “I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform. But fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline. When I was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the […]
Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Dog days of summer are a dog’s dinner for Trump
The dog days of summer are typically slow for news—unless it’s violence or weather. August is infamous for both, and Milwaukee and New Orleans delivered. But for most of us, mid-August is when America returns from vacation, shops for back to school, and in election years, prepares for the final campaign stretch. It is a […]
Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Who now trusts fickle Uncle Sam?
I recommend taking occasional breaks from studying whatever it is one studies. If one does not, then it is far too easy to miss the forest for the trees. That might be a cliche, but it is not an idle one. Therefore, on vacation this past week I stopped following the news play by play […]
Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: The Kremlin is praying for a Trump presidency
It has been said so often that we stopped hearing it, but nothing about this election year is predictable. The polls will not help us. Already given to swings, the methodology will require more guesswork than usual. How badly will Donald Trump bleed college graduates? How much of the black voting bloc will turn out […]