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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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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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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Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 11:15am
Transition, Tweets, and Trump
The gods have their own rules. — Ovid, Metamorphosis It’s been a couple of really exciting weeks for President-elect Trump and a very busy time at that. Some visitors have come by just to establish rapport with the new president, others simply to offer congratulations, and others looking for work...
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Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:45pm
The Swamp
Drain the swamp. —Donald J. Trump It’s great news for Kansas-and who’d have thought it. Of course it hasn’t happened yet, but it seems to be a possibility. When President-elect Donald Trump was campaigning, one of his favorite refrains was that when elected he would drain the swamp, and the common...
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Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 1:30pm
The Ark and the Election
"The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast." —James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential...
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Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:15pm
Requiem for the Asterisk
Omissions are not accidents. — Marianne Moore, Complete Poems, author’s note This election season has had many unexpected consequences, but none has been more distressing than its effect on civility. Civility was long thought to be the hall mark of a civilized society, but as the presidential...
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Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:15pm
Women Should Be Seen and Not Heard
Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. — Plato, The Republic At first reading I thought it was probably one of the many whimsical ideas that is going around the internet during this election...
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