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.


Stories by David Leeper

By David Leeper | June 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
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In a 5-4 ruling today (June 29, 2015), the Supreme Court rebuked the EPA for failing to consider the cost implications of its diktats on carbon emissions, as the law requires it must. Justices Roberts and Kennedy joined with the majority in a 5-4 ruling. Isn’t that a pleasant surprise? Based on their last Obamacare ruling, one could […]

By David Leeper | June 25, 2015 | 13 Comments
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In his dissenting opinion issued today in King v Burwell, Justice Scalia delivered a blistering attack on the majority opinion, excerpts of which appear below (emphasis added). This case requires us to decide whether someone who buys insurance on an Exchange established by the Secretary gets tax credits. You would think the answer would be […]

By David Leeper | June 24, 2015 | 4 Comments
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VIDEO/AUDIO: Here is a clear explanation by Ted Cruz on what’s behind the “Obamatrade” brouhaha in Washington, including the reasons he changed his vote to NO on the cloture motion to proceed with the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill. This material is from the June 23 edition of the Mark Levin Show. For Congress, this thing is a big […]

By David Leeper | June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Dear GOP Congressmen and Senators: Sometimes even thoughtful conservatives get carried away. For example, this excerpt is from Tea Party Nation, by Judson Phillips, June 23, 2015, regarding the secret trade legislation moving through Congress. The danger in so-called “Trade in Services” is that it allows foreign companies to bring in foreign contractors for service […]

By David Leeper | June 14, 2015 | 8 Comments
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Remember the debt clock showing over $18 Trillion in the US operating budget? Remember the unfunded promises in our various entitlement programs totaling $100 – $200 Trillion? Well, the crisis is still there and getting worse day by day. While our news media (even Fox) focus on Caitlyn Jenner, the Duggar family, and prison escapes, we are paddling toward a […]

By David Leeper | June 12, 2015 | 2 Comments
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Largely unknown and heavily discounted at first, Carly Fiorina has been shining in interview after inteview, which thus far is the only way the electorate knows her. Check out this interview (in two parts) where she deftly handles every question, getting her points across with clarity, class, and confidence.  She is well-prepared, assertive, and presidential. Compare Carly’s style to […]

By David Leeper | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Here is George Will, giving the kind of commencement speech I wish more speakers would give at graduation time. When your progressive/liberal/collectivist/statist/PC/neo-Marxist university sends you their next request for money, you might send them the link to the video. Or — You might send them a letter like the one in the article below … […]

By David Leeper | June 6, 2015 | 13 Comments
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Standing before that all-too-familiar backdrop that looks like a Muslim-motif shower curtain, President Obama pats himself on the back for making America the “most respected country on earth.” Say what?? Now that’s gall. That’s chutzpah. And Judge Jeanine’s words and facial expressions tell the story as she hauls him out behind the woodshed, whipping him from pillar to post. […]

By David Leeper | May 31, 2015 | 4 Comments
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Judge Jeanine Pirro uncorks another “Opening Statement,” lambasting Obama’s pitiful response to the barbaric atrocities of ISIS, that growing death-to-America pseudo-state in the Middle East that will surely attack our homeland. Let’s hope it’s not a major attack with nuclear weapons, but it looks like nothing else will prompt our Commander-in-Chief to take the ISIS threat seriously. Even that […]

By David Leeper | May 26, 2015 | 4 Comments
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Check out this video. At first I thought I was looking at a parody like all the Hitler bunker parodies. But Barack Obama’s Coast Guard Academy speech calling climate change the #1 national security threat was itself so absurd that I thought the video and its translation could in fact be genuine. We’ll know soon whether this is parody, […]