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).
Only Children’s Selfishness Isn’t Their Fault

Only children get the reputation for conceit, but excessive conceit is really the hallmark of their parents. And the damage they are doing to America is about to peak.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Food Advice Is Hurting You

Food rules are conveniently branded as easy pop morality. But they can turn dangerous.

Religious Nonprofits, Plan Now For Tax-Exemption Battles

If the Supreme Court nationalizes gay marriage, as most expect, it will threaten tax exemptions for religious organizations and churches.

The Frat Boys Suing Rolling Stone Are Right

The men of Phi Kappa Psi, whom Rolling Stone tarred as gang-rape perpetrators, have good grounds for suing that magazine for defamation.

How Well Will American Christians Wear Our Cross?

The coming days will show us that American Christians aren’t as numerous as the guide books tell us. They might not be as strong as some assume, either.

Here’s Why Wonder Woman Isn’t Getting A Movie Any Time Soon

Inquiring fans want to know. Feminist fans suspect conspiracy. But the real answer may be that Hollywood has no idea how to write a female superhero.

The Happy Couple’s Guide To Marriage (And Sex) After A Baby

Your life simply will change after you have a baby. Here’s how to roll with it.

Men, Friendly Tip From A Lawyer: Never Engage In BDSM

If a woman regrets and later reports consensual acts—BDSM or not—as rape and it comes down to her word against his, then he will lose.

The Chicken-And-Egg Problem Of Redefining Adulthood

How can young people embrace adulthood when they reject adults?

Why ‘Twilight’ Is Better Than ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Sure, ‘Fifty Shades’ is ‘Twilight’ fan fiction. But the original is better.

Five Questions To Determine When, And How Much, To Blame A Group

If it’s fair to blame America for slavery, is it also fair to blame Islam for terrorism?

The Just Do It Guide To Holiday (Or Everyday) Hosting

To rebuild lost villages, those bulwarks against the growth of government, start by hosting a party.

A Seventh Reason To Tell Your Children Santa Claus Is Real

St. Nicholas brings children joy. And when we adults play Santa Claus, we emulate his giving spirit.

Rolling Stone And Random House Deserve Defamation Lawsuits

A host of men possibly falsely accused of rape by Lena Dunham and Rolling Stone definitely have grounds for defamation lawsuits.

How Drinking Gin And Roses Can Cultivate Strong Communities

Never forget: Simple ideas, like gin and roses, can do big things.

Let’s Not Throw Away Feminism—Let’s Reclaim It

Conservative women should reclaim feminism. After all, it once was a force for freedom.

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ Is The Worst Christmas Song Ever

Live Aid and its famous Christmas song aren’t just qualitatively lame. They’re ineffective and condescending.

Don’t Dare Vote ‘Feminist’ Off The Island, Or They Will Eat You

Apparently no one’s allowed to express displeasure with the term ‘feminist,’ according to a deleted poll item from Time Magazine.

Houston’s Sermon Subpoenas Represent A Legal Opportunity For Religious Liberty Advocates

Houston’s subpoenas of sermons are an opportunity to restrain the IRS’s decades of political persecution.

Houston Sermons Are, Legally Speaking, Fair Game

The government has power to censor churches. It just avoids using it.