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 | 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
OreillySteinle

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
MidEastMap

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
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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 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 …

By David Leeper | June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
trojan horse2


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 industries and replace American workers.  This is done because the foreign workers are cheaper.  This recently happened with Disney in Florida where that company …

By David Leeper | June 14, 2015 | 8 Comments
rafting7

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 fiscal waterfall that will surely swamp every other issue. It will be …

By David Leeper | June 12, 2015 | 2 Comments
Fiorina2 Fox

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 the evasive, tired, dour old Hillary who just can’t be bothered to do interviews. There is no comparison.

When it comes to impressive conservative candidates, the GOP …

By David Leeper | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
WashU

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 … this article is copied directly from one that I wrote in June, 2012.

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You may have fond memories of college.  I do.  I learned a profession (engineering), I worked hard with …