Leslie Loftis
Leslie Loftis
Leslie Loftis

Leslie Loftis is a lawyer turned writer via motherhood. In addition to writing for The Federalist, Leslie edits Iron Ladies, a collection of conservative women’s voices, and is a contributing editor of Liberator, a print quarterly on family law. She is also president of Leading Women For Shared Parenting. She and her husband, James, currently live in Houston with their four children (and three dogs).

Google Memo Writer May Also Have Defamation Claims Against The Media

It’s not yet a week since James Damore’s internal Google memo was published by the media, but thanks to them, his name is forever tied to sexism.

U.S. Maternal Mortality Is Rising, But Not For The Reason The Left Claims

Women don’t know the risks associated with putting off pregnancy. As a result, we’re seeing an increase in high-risk pregnancies and high-risk births.

No, America Doesn’t Have The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In The Developed World

The U.S. medical community defines maternal mortality differently than the WHO, and keeps better records for the women in its care than other countries do.

Here’s The Real Reason ‘Wonder Woman’ Is A PR Disaster

Wonder Woman is a perfect storm of PR disaster. She cannot be written without triggering something that is completely and utterly unacceptable to trigger.

A Cautionary Tale From Texas About How Cities Hide Debt And Deflate The Economy

Politicians can make promises without having to worry about transparency or its consequences, like honesty and effectiveness. Thus, America is drowning in state and local debt.

Celebrating Transgender Diversity Requires Solid Gender Roles

As our society embraces the gender roles necessary to accept transgenderism, tomboys will be told they’re not who they think they are.

Why Labelling Yourself A ‘Stay-At-Home Mom’ Can Limit Your Potential

‘Stay-at-home mom’ has become the preferred term for opt-out mothers everywhere, but it limits our vocational work and identity to only one sphere of life.

Building A Village Can Address The Lonely Compulsions Of Modern Parenting

We all need support and help, especially in an age where mobility and technology often drive us apart. Here’s how you can build community where you live.

Feminist Divorce Law Is What’s Keeping Women As Primary Caregivers

The main perpetuator of women as default caregivers is family law, specifically custody law in the case of divorce.

Blaming America First Is An Ignorant Way To Approach Immigration

Somehow a deal the Australian prime minister made to send us 1,250 refugees Australia did not want reflects badly on America’s willingness to take refugees?

Trump’s Immigration Order Might Be Constitutional, But Its Hasty Construction Will Hurt Him

People keep asking whether Trump’s executive order is constitutional. But it’s not just about what the government can do—it’s about what it should do.

As A Mother Of A Son, Kellyanne Conway Gets Why Feminism Has Become Toxic

Toxic feminism tells our daughters their worth is in their career. It tells our sons they are worthless.

How The Right Can Bridge The Journalism Gap Now That Clinton’s Loss Changed The Culture Wars

Hillary Clinton’s loss changed the media and culture wars. Conservatives need to realize this, stop being defensive and clickbaity, and get back into real journalism.

Is BuzzFeed Next Up For A Defamation Lawsuit?

The transparency point BuzzFeed head Ben Smith claimed is basically the same rationale Rolling Stone’s Will Dana used to justify publishing the fake story that ended in a major court loss.

Our Family Stays Sane For Christmas With This Advent Plan

Centuries of Christian tradition with some modern tweaks help our family prepare for and celebrate Christmas as it was meant to be.

For A Happy Thanksgiving Discussion, Start Where Everyone Can Agree

We can have civil, productive, and thankful discussions over our fall feasts if we start with the agreement that there are limits to what the government can do, the executive branch included.

Restoring Our Country Must Start In Our Homes And Neighborhoods

What will We the People, in our individual capacities, do next? Any argument that government is the problem requires addressing the cracks that so many assume are there.

Rolling Stone’s False Rape Story Will End The Magazine

Rolling Stone hopes claiming a ‘badge of shame’ will save them. Not likely.

Arianna Huffington Strives To ‘Thrive’ On Women’s Dissatisfaction

I would be more optimistic about Arianna Huffington’s new venture, Thrive, if she had shown some understanding about how we came to forget ancient wisdom about what’s really important in life.

How To Ditch A Media That Vets Its Stories With The DNC

Both main parties are old fossils, media is melting down, and we have all the tools we need to work around them.