Christopher Brauchli

Christopher Brauchli

Christopher Brauchli is a columnist and lawyer known nationally for his work. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Colorado School of Law where he served on the Board of Editors of the Rocky Mountain Law Review. He can be emailed at brauchli.56@post.harvard.edu. For political commentary see his web page at http://humanraceandothersports.com

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:30am
Trump, Tillerson, and Elliott Abrams
Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue. —Therognis, Elegies Here’s the score: DJT 1, Rex Tillerson 0. It would, of course, have been consistent with the calibre of other DJT appointees to...
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Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:15am
Trump and Taxes
Entrepreneurial profit . . . is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.... Joseph Alois Schumpeter, The Theory of Economic Development (1934) Just as DJT began to calculate how much money he earned running for president, he used the speech he gave at the...
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Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Trump and Truth
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful. . . . and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. — George Orwell, Politics and the English Language In trying to help their readers understand when a lie is a lie, and when is it something else, (a question brought to our...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:45am
Trumpeting Scorn: The Darkest Political Speech in US History
“O! what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip.” — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night It was described as a dark speech. It could have been described as a speech filled with contempt for all that had been accomplished by those coming before Donald Trump. It was a speech...
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"Two thousand sixteen, it will be recalled, was an exciting year in Alabama politics." Views
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:30am
Alabama—Past and Present
All over Alabama the lights are out. — James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men With all the excitement about events in Washington this week, it’s easy to overlook exciting events in Alabama. Among the most exciting was President Obama’s declaration of two new national monuments, designations that...
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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 9:15am
Congress and Ethics
When Socrates and his two great disciples composed a system of rational ethics, they were hardly proposing practical legislation for mankind...They were merely writing an eloquent epitaph for their country. —George Santayana, The Life of Reason It all happened within hours after the 115th Congress...
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Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 9:45am
The Importance of Being a Trump
First there’s the children’s house of make believe. . . . —Robert Frost, Directive The children are having the best time. It’s more fun than playing with electric trains, kite flying or practically anything else you can think of. You can pretend that you are the president of the United States and...
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Trump, Choices, and Qualifications
I’m glad you like adverbs-I adore them. They are the only qualifications I really much respect. — Henry James, Letter to Miss Edwards Now that some of Donald Trump’s choices for important positions in his administration have been made, it is time to examine the reasons for some of those...
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Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 11:45am
Trump and Truth
“And lying she knew was a sin.” Tom Lehrer, — An Irish Ballad A number of parents have written asking for suggestions as to how they can explain to young children why the life of the lie has improved so dramatically in the United States in recent months. That is because since they were very young,...
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Michel Temer Views
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:15pm
Temer and Trump
Politicians [are] a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people. . . . — Abraham Lincoln, 1837 Speech in Illinois Legislature Herewith some remarkable similarities between Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, age 75, (who is married to former beauty queen, Marcela who is 32...
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