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 | September 12, 2015 | 1 Comment
Video: Donald Trump Interviews Himself on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

As of this writing, this video has over a quarter-million hits. And that’s in less than 12 hours!

One thing about Donald Trump: he has made politics fun again! Maybe a little silly … but fun!

By David Leeper | September 11, 2015 | 11 Comments
Carly 9-11

Carly Fiorina turns in another bravura appearance — this time for the National Federation of Republican Women Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, Sept 11, 2015.

Clear, compelling, and confident, Fiorina delivers her key points with the class and dignity we should all expect of a Presidential candidate. She speaks from the heart, with no teleprompter and no notes.

Carly shows her sense of humor too, with some barbs directed toward Donald Trump and, of course, Hillary!

Conservatives have a remarkable field of candidates to choose from this year. Pity the …

By David Leeper | September 8, 2015 | 12 Comments
Donald Trump

If this poll is accurate, pundits may need to do as Charles Lane (Washington Post) has suggested he should do — hand in his “pundit’s license!”

The poll shows Trump defeating every Democrat with scores like this:

* Trump 45%, Clinton 40%. (There is a 20-point Gender Gap; Trump leads by 18 points among seniors.)
* Trump 44%, Sanders 40%. (Trump leads by 10 among independents and by 6 among moderates.)
* Trump 44%, …

By David Leeper | September 6, 2015 | 38 Comments

Clear, cogent, and compelling, Newt Gingrich provides insights into the Donald Trump campaign style and message.

While Gingrich is not endorsing Trump (yet), he is a Trump defender. He believes voters see Trump, Carson, Cruz, and Fiorina as a team of outsiders who could “kick over the table” in Washington, and they find that very appealing.

Gingrich has no issue with Trump’s failure to pass Hugh Hewitt’s pop quiz on who General Qassem Suleimani is. This pop quiz failure …

By David Leeper | August 30, 2015 | 12 Comments

Here’s a 2-minute clip in which Chris Wallace asks Michael Needham why Washington outsiders like Trump, Carson, and Fiorina are doing so well in the presidential primary polls.

Needham answers crisply and cleanly, declaring that voters are sick to death of the incumbent political class, their consultants, and the K-Street lobbyist buddies who get rich off the whole system.

In brief, he says, primary voters want a candidate who will drain the fetid and festering swamp we call Washington.


Watch also the 44-second clip by Carly Fiorina who also speaks for Americans who …

By David Leeper | August 25, 2015 | 49 Comments

Jorge Ramos attempts to hijack Donald Trump’s news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug 25, 2015, and he gets ejected from the conference. Later Ramos is allowed to return and successfully commandeers most of the Q&A session with aggressive questions and multiple interruptions.

Trump handles it well and comes out on top, telling Ramos they’ll have plenty of chances to talk in coming years. According to reports, he also asked to have lunch with him.


By David Leeper | August 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Left loves to talk up the Obama/Kerry Iran “deal” as the only alternative to war. While that’s been debunked over and over, that’s their story and they’re sticking to it. In the video/audio clip below, Dr. Steve Carol, on the Middle East Radio Forum, answers a caller who tries to support the Left’s position.

The bottom line is that Iran has violated the deal even before the ink has dried, and there is no reason to …

By David Leeper | August 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

Fifty years ago, the Democrat party finally abandoned the last of its support for segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK, and other racist institutions. They turned instead to racialism. 

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is among those who understand the difference between racism and racialism. In his interviews, like the one in the video below, he correctly uses these terms.

In brief, as those terms are used below —

A racist is a person …

By David Leeper | August 19, 2015 | 8 Comments

Pacing the stage as he exuded common sense, charm, and humility, Dr. Ben Carson captivated a wall-to-wall crowd of (a reported) 12,000 as he covered virtually every major political issue of the 2016 presidential campaign.

The date was August 18, 2015, and the venue was the huge Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona.

There were hundreds of chairs available, but most of his supporters arrived early and stood in the cavernous hall for over 2 hours total to hear Dr. Carson’s personal American-dream story and some of his common-sense proposals to …

By David Leeper | August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: Mark Levin: Americans want their country back! Never give up!

Here is a 4-minute excerpt from Mark Levin’s appearance at the Reagan library, August 16, 2015. The occasion was a book signing for Levin’s new book, “Plunder and Deceit”.

Hat tip to RonaldReaganFoundation.org. For the full 1-hour presentation click on this link.