Leslie Loftis

Leslie Loftis

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: GOP call for unity is repulsive to real conservatives

In this space months ago, I asked whether the Republican party powers would put party before principles to preserve their positions under Donald Trump or accept reform under Senators Cruz or Rubio. Their answer was obvious back in February. The party was dead by May. Still conservatives of principle fought until the last, when Trump […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Fatherlessness lies behind the Dallas police murders

The heat, anticipation, and disillusion are getting to the American public. While we wait out July, frustration runs high. History should have steeled us for this. Heat and frustration often mix like gunpowder and sparks. Many, many others have covered President Obama’s inappropriate politicalisation of the murders of Dallas law enforcement officers at a #BlackLivesMatter […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Trump’s campaign is in deep trouble

We’ve just celebrated the 4th of July, which is, among other things, the unofficial middle of the American summer. It’s hot and usually quiet. But this year anticipation is high. For what — well, that is the question. The national party conventions happen in about two weeks. Since the 1950s conventions have been meticulously scripted. […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Brexit is a big slice of freedom

I almost made it to David Cameron’s resignation speech. I fell asleep on my couch while watching the cat on the steps of Number 10. Trans-Atlantic commentator or not, I would’ve watched the vote. Many Americans did, and not just pundits, polls, and investors. Our reputation for not knowing much about the world outside our borders […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: After Orlando we no longer trust our government to protect us

The known wolf terrorist attack in Orlando achieved the terrorist’s objective. It made us fear. But how many times must our enemies learn that Americans do not react to fear by cowering? Sometimes our government cowers. It is cowering now and has been for a while, so perhaps the terrorists think something has changed about […]

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Leslie Loftis’s American Watch: Prepare for another Clinton presidency

Hillary Clinton finally clinched the required delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, a feat that Donald Trump managed for the Republicans over a month ago. (If that sounds like a boast, it isn’t. It is a statement of the revulsion that Clinton inspires.) My wild card scenario, or fervent wish, from last week that the […]

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