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: Despite New York, Trump is no shoe-in for GOP candidate

Tuesday’s New York primary was a test day for opinion polling. It sort of passed. Poll quality has deteriorated for years. This isn’t just an American phenomenon, as UK readers know from the 2015 general election and are anticipating for Brexit. In the modern era, there are fewer phone landlines at home. People have busier […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: DC elite hates Cruz because he wants to devolve power

As the Republican nomination process now stands,the odds are Donald Trump will not have the majority of delegates going into the national convention and Sen. Ted Cruz will win on the second ballot. As this realisation grows, even coverage outside the US has started to anticipate Ted Cruz as the Republican nominee. They are leading […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Trump should be thanked for stirring things up

My husband first thought of this thank you back in February, when the Republican nomination field was still wide open, Donald Trump was exceeding expectations, and we had to endure a debate every other week. He wanted a candidate to use their introduction or conclusion to thank Trump for running. But for Trump’s candidacy, important […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Hillary for President is a day of reckoning for feminism

Barring the mass defection of Democratic super delegates and/or Bernie Sanders sweeping the remaining primaries—certainly possible, if not likely—Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for US president. As she has a penchant for identity politics, we will finally have the feminist reckoning. “Finally?” a reader might ask. “Haven’t we been discussing feminism for decades?” […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: OK, you are right. Yanks are nuts

For those who think America is insane, this week might serve as a prime illustration. Today, I offer a series of vignettes—because the common thread of the last seven days is contradictory nonsense. Brussels and NATO After the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the press ran to media darling, Candidate Trump. They give him press because […]

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Principles trump spin. Great communicator Reagan knew that

Hillary Clinton all but officially knocked out Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s round of voting. Despite trending hashtags, #FeelTheBern, and sensational news coverage, Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee for president. That race is clear, if depressing. The Republican race is muddier. Sen. Marco Rubio failed to carry his home state. All of Florida’s 99 […]

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