David Leeper
David Leeper
David Leeper began writing for WesternFreePress.com in 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 42 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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By David Leeper | October 7, 2015 | 4 Comments

In science, when objective data contradicts theory, the theory is rejected.

In politics, when objective data contradicts Leftist ideology, the data is rejected!

Case in point: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions Sierra Club president Aaron Maier on October 6, 2015, about job-killing regulations intended to combat “global warming”. When confronted with widely known satellite data that contradicts the warming models, a hopeless and hapless Maier just keeps repeating “We concur with the 97%” as though it were some sort of magic incantation to ward …

By David Leeper | October 6, 2015 | 2 Comments
Steven Carol

Dr. Steve Carol has been a frequent contributor to WesternFreePress.com. He has a PhD in History, and his specialties are the Modern Middle East, United States History and Government, the World Wars of the Twentieth Century, and the Cold War.

Dr. Carol taught these subjects for 38 years at both college and high school levels. He is the author of several books on these subjects, and has just published a major new work entitled 

By David Leeper | October 5, 2015 | 8 Comments

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave one of his best speeches ever on the floor of the US Senate on September 28, 2015. A 3-minute highlight excerpt appears below, in which the Senator puts his finger on the core frustration of conservative American voters. (Hat tip to SenateAction.com)

Senator Cruz’s anger is clearly directed at Mitch we-don’t-have-the-votes McConnell and John conservatives-have-lost-all-credibility Boehner.

Both have done virtually nothing to fulfill their conservative campaign promises. Instead, both are leaders of a de facto capitulation caucus in Congress.

Both not only accept the blame-the-Republicans-for-shutdowns …

By David Leeper | October 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Trump Meet the Press

Donald Trump just keeps on coming. Here’s the full, strong interview he gave to NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Oct 4 2015. No commercials here … this is the full interview.

It’s impossible to characterize Donald Trump … he claims to be “hawkish” on defense, but he’s no knee-jerk hawk. In this interview, he considers the advantages of letting Russia defeat ISIS, even if it props up a dictator like Syria’s Assad.

Besides controlling Syria’s Assad, could Russia keep a lid on …

By David Leeper | October 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

We’re tough. We’re strong. We’re bold. We’re zero-tolerance!

We are a proud GUN-FREE ZONE!

Let’s see school-board bureaucrats around the country post a sign like that outside their own homes. Not a single bureaucrat will do it. Not one. They know it’s an invitation to burglars — or worse.

So why do bureaucrats require signs like that outside schools?

It’s because it’s an easy way for the bureaucrats and the leftist parents in their community to feel good about themselves and to honor what they have been …

By David Leeper | September 27, 2015 | 24 Comments

On NBC’s Sept 27, 2015 Meet the Press, Carly Fiorina adroitly handles all the trendy “gotcha” questions that Chuck Todd offers up.

Note how little time (zero) that Todd spends on questions of substance, like ISIS and Islamism, exploding debt, illegal immigration, EU mass migration, etc. Nope, today on NBC, it’s all about the “gotchas”.

‘Way to go, Chuck and NBC! I guess that’s what you call journalism.

By the way, Chuck, I remember Tim Russert rather well. He was one of …

By David Leeper | September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
Boehner Collapse

I lost all hope and respect for John Boehner on January 23, 2014. That’s the night he went on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and was immediately asked “Would you blame Republicans for the shutdown?”  

Incredibly, he answered “Yep, Yep, Yep.” (See video below).


With that collapse and betrayal, the United States Speaker of the House, 2nd in line to succeed to the presidency, signed on to the biggest Democrat false-narrative lie since Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”

To review, in …

By David Leeper | September 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
Carson Todd

Remember the Dennis the Menace cartoon strip? A 1958 cartoon shows little Dennis being punished, standing glumly in the corner and telling his dog: “Anybody could have flushed his socks down the toilet! That’s what I should have said!”

The French call this l’esprit d’escalier, or “staircase wisdom.” It refers to one’s ability to think of the perfect retort only when it is too late.


By David Leeper | September 16, 2015 | 29 Comments
Megyn Carly

She’s known for “having it all” — looks, brains, wit, and charisma. She’s Megyn Kelly of Fox News. But for many, her recent handling of GOP candidate interviews has been truly off-putting.

With ISIS, a nuclear Iran, the debt, Putin’s Russia, illegal immigration, the migrant crisis, and unemployment, voters are trying to learn where candidates stand and what they have to offer. Yet Kelly keeps gravitating to tacky, tabloid, gotcha-style questions that thoughtful viewers care so much less about.

The Sept 15 interview …

By David Leeper | September 15, 2015 | 5 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle’s View on Donald Trump

Conservatives worry a lot about Donald Trump’s underlying principles.

What they heck are they, anyway? Will they change next week?

Nonetheless, there are some things for conservatives to love about “The Donald” and his campaign, and it’s not just about his campaign that so far is almost exclusively about winning.

Here’s Bill Whittle’s take on Donald Trump: