David Leeper
David Leeper
David Leeper has been writing for WesternFreePress.com since 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 43 years. He 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 | July 21, 2015 | 8 Comments

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

Sen. Chuck Schumer may well be pondering this bit of Shakespearean prose. Soon he will have to choose between his political party and the state of Israel.

Here’s how Doug Workman put it in an open letter to Schumer, published in the Jewish Journal:

Dear Senator Schumer:

I write to you in desperation.  …

By David Leeper | July 18, 2015 | 23 Comments

Judge Jeanine is back with her “Opening Statement”, decrying the Obama regime’s limp response to an attack on our homeland, killing 5 unarmed US Marines.

They want to kill us. They’re on our soil. And they are killing us. So says the Judge. And what is our Commander-in-Chief’s response? He stares at the floor and stumbles through calling it a “heartbreaking circumstance.”

Wow. What a leader, eh? This was an ATROCITY, Mr. President. It was predictable, and it was predicted. And we all hope …

By David Leeper | July 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

Almost everyone has heard the old adage that a camel is actually a horse that was designed by a committee. It’s humorous, but it contains a generous dose of truth.

A more formal version of this adage is known as

By David Leeper | July 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

Carly Fiorina slams Hillary Clinton for gross negligence and malfeasance as Secretary of State, including her vile lies while standing over the bodies of the Benghazi Four, her preposterous “defense” for her use of a private email server, and the subsequent deliberate destruction of evidence on that server.

Has Hillary no decency? No shame?

In the video, Fiorina does pretty well in under 2 minutes, but she could only scratch the surface. After looking at the video, see 

By David Leeper | July 11, 2015 | 23 Comments
Donald Trump

Despite short notice, over 9000 registered to attend a rally by Presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Trump’s speech was interrupted frequently by thunderous applause from supporters who love his bold, blunt, and brash style of speaking.

Trump pulled no punches, describing the Obama administration leaders, trade negotiators, and diplomats as “stupid”, incapable of making a good deal on anything, anywhere. There was plenty of humor too, as he belittled the attempts of …

By David Leeper | July 7, 2015 | 11 Comments

San Francisco’s sympathy for illegal immigrants has cost Kate Steinle her life. So says Bill O’Reilly as that ‘sanctuary city’ turned loose a 7-time convicted felon who had already been deported 5 times.

What do city officials have to say for themselves? Watch the video and hear the weasel words and deflections from two of the city officials.

Kate Steinle’s life was sacrificed at the altar of San Francisco’s sympathy for illegal immigrants, obsession with political correctness, and far-left compulsion to feel good about themselves.

So how …

By David Leeper | July 6, 2015 | 15 Comments

In just 6 minutes of plain speaking, historian Dr. Steve Carol describes all-too-plausible future consequences of Middle East chaos for Europe and America.

This audio is from the Middle East Radio Forum (June 7, 2015), a weekly radio show from KKNT 960 AM in Phoenix.

Steve Carol has a PhD in History. His specialties are the Modern Middle East, United States History and Government, the World Wars of the …

By David Leeper | June 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
Roberts Kennedy

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 have expected judicial activists Roberts and Kennedy to rewrite the law on the fly, changing “required” to

By David Leeper | June 25, 2015 | 13 Comments

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 obvious—so obvious there would hardly be a need for the Supreme Court to hear a case about it. In order to receive …

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 deal — big casino — once again involving a core provision of the US Constitution that all …