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, June 25, 2016 - 9:00am
The Wizard is Trump
I’m really a very good man; but I’m a very bad Wizard. — L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz He couldn’t have known. He wrote it years before Donald Trump was born. But in writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , L. Frank Baum was prescient. He wrote a story that foretold the rise and fall of...
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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:45am
Two Macs and a Trump-Hold the Principles
A precedent embalms a principle. -Benjamin Disraeli, 1848 Speech The rock has cooled. It happened on May 30, 2016, when Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, said it would be “disrespectful” not to support the presumptive nominee of the Republican party whom a majority of Republican voters had...
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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 12:45pm
Alabama Redux
"Old times there are not forgotten. . . ." — Dixie’s Land (A song from 1859) In early April this space was devoted to a discussion of the assorted political adversities that were being inflicted on those seeking to govern the state of Alabama, going from the Governor of the state, to the Chief...
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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:45am
A Quiz
It was as true as turnips is . . . It was as true . . . as taxes is. And nothing is truer than them. —Charles Dickens, David Copperfield This week’s column is a quiz. For purposes of the quiz, assume that you are in charge of running a business. Your business makes money by providing services to...
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00am
Blessed are the Poor
Worm or beetle-drought or tempest-on a Farmer’s land may fall, Each is loaded full o’ ruin, But a mortgage beats ‘em all. — Will Carleton, The Tramp’s Story Houses are the gifts that keep on giving to rich and poor alike. Just ask Dan Sparks-or the poor. The gift for Mr. Sparks is the opportunity...
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:30am
Crimes & Punishments
Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. — Theodore Roosevelt, Third Annual Message (1903) A number of readers have written inquiring whether it is acceptable to have state attorneys general continue to serve in that capacity when they have been charged with criminal...
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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Cremation, Confusion and Solicitation
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge When I cremated Sam McGee — Robert W. Service, The Cremation of Sam Magee It is enough to give cremations a bad name, especially after an industry publication said in bold...
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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 8:45am
A Modest Proposal for the 21st Century
No man’s life, liberty or property is safe While the legislature is in session. — Attributed to Judge Gideon J. Tucker in the case of The Estate of A. B. (1866) This week I use this space to offer a suggestion that will save the taxpayers money, increase the efficiency of government and enable...
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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Texas and Textbooks
School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule Days. . . . — 1907 Popular Song by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards For those of us who in years gone by have enjoyed watching the Texas State Board of Education wrestle with the question of what to put in science textbooks used by its students that address,...
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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:15pm
Tips for Trump
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth. . . . — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Herewith a few suggestions for Donald Trump that may be of help to him when he becomes president. That he needs them...
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