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: Ann Coulter is no longer the pin-up girl of American conservatism

Ann Coulter has been a fixture in American political commentary for about 20 years. Once upon a time, we American conservatives loved reading her. I’m a little older than Sarah Rumpf, author of this “Ann Coulter Broke My Heart” piece, so I was a young lawyer then mother reading Coulter, but my reasons were the same: […]

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Leslie Loftis: Americans carry guns to defend themselves against the State

Many people are incredulous about uncompromising American gun attitudes. They tend to think that the right to keep and bear arms has something to do with personal security. Why else, after all, would anyone want a gun, save for hunting, if you are into that sort of thing. Accordingly, they expect gun ownership support to wane […]

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Leslie Loftis: Obama’s great triumph. Getting America to turn its back on the world

Obama had an international plan, and he followed it. Much to everyone else’s disappointment. They thought he was just talking pretty. It was about a year into Obama’s presidency that I first heard the D-word in causal company. Disappointment, that is. I’d started hearing it from a few expert types only a few months prior. We […]

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Leslie Loftis: New ways of spending a penny. Houston’s bid to enforce transgendered men on women’s loos goes down the pan

The US elections were on Tuesday. Most big elections, local to federal, occur in even numbered years. Odd numbered years are ordinances, topic referendums, and a smattering of confirmation of appointees to vacated positions. In short, there aren’t many votes for the national news to cover in odd-ending years. Houston, however, is an outlier. The […]

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Leslie Loftis: America talks while the world burns. But Hillary’s victory is not assured

American presidential debates are useless for picking an American president. Not that they are not consequential — they are that, but for all the wrong reasons. They prop up poor candidates. Once upon a short time ago, from about Nixon and Kennedy to the Reagan era, televised debates, the brain child of the non-partisan League […]

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Leslie Loftis: Don’t rely on Captain America to save your skins next time

In The Daily Telegraph last week, Allison Pearson thought on the Paris train shooting and worried: Europe has no answer to the metastasising cancer of Islamist terror, and we can hardly rely on Captain America to show up every time a fanatic decides to turn his weapons on us. Indeed. I admit extra sensitivities on Captain […]

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