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: Peak chaos could yet derail the presidential front-runners

As this presidential election continues to defy all the known rules, Hillary Clinton appears set to lose to the Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, in November. It is not that Trump is a great candidate with principles. He isn’t. Nor is it that party-before-country Republicans have rallied to him out of misguided duty. They have […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: To understand Hillary just follow her money

Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. If that phrasing sounds familiar, it is how “independent” Obamacare advocate hired by the White House, Jonathan Gruber, described the effort to get Obamacare passed.  A recording of a talk he gave at a healthcare conference got out in late 2014 and caused quite the scandal. He […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: How Obama’s White House manipulates the media

In early 2015, President Obama joined the other permanent UN Security Council members plus the European Union to thrash out a nuclear deal with Iran. The deal was ill-advised and has such an iffy ratification history among all participants, that USNews quipped that it seemed President Obama made the deal with himself. To sell the sour deal in the […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Women fight for a safe space in their restrooms

I will not discuss the 2016 campaign this week. It’s done and depressing. In six weeks we will have a better idea of how certain Hillary Clinton’s November win is. Yes, she will still win the Democratic nomination despite Bernie Sanders’s momentum. No, there will not be a third party, other than a higher share […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: We have just witnessed the death of the GOP

Kathy Gyngell and Laura Perrins asked me to write this weekly column for the US election cycle because, as befitting The Conservative Woman mission statement of providing principled conservative commentary outside the political or media elite, they could see that the British media mostly regurgitated US media narratives about the election. They wanted to know […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: We favour a criminal and a charlatan over a statesman

I had my 2016 Moment last night. Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal described such moments earlier this week: The Moment is that sliver of time in which you fully realise something epochal is happening in politics, that there has never been a presidential year like 2016, and suddenly you are aware of it in […]

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