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 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
The NRA and Words of Comfort
Such as do build their faith upon the holy text of pike and gun. —Samuel Butler, Hudibras It is always a good idea to avoid making judgments about events involving guns until the NRA has had a chance to join and guide the discussion. That is because the NRA is more familiar with guns than many of...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:45pm
Banks, Comic Books and Franklin Graham
Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers. . . . —Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams (1776) At first one might conclude that he’s an evangelist who, seeing himself as a representative of the Lord, tries to find good in the unlikeliest of people. That would explain why in 2014 he showed that...
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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:30am
Teacher Training Meets Wisconsin
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. —Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams The fact that Scott Walker is now running for president comes as no surprise to those who knew him in college. When a student he told one of his dorm mates that he was going to...
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Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 9:30am
The NSA and The TSA
"Secrecy and a free, democratic government don’t mix." — Harry S. Truman The week beginning June 1 was an exciting week for national security. The most exciting thing, of course, was that the Senate got back from its Memorial Day holiday and began working on a Sunday which is highly unusual. It did...
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:15am
Three Clicks and You're Out
“Home! And this is my room—and you’re all here! And I’m not going to leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all! And—Oh, Auntie Em—there’s no place like home!” Words spoken by Dorothy upon returning to Kansas from the Land of OZ. — L.Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz Had she known she would not...
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Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:45pm
Banks and Punishments
And watten penance will ye drie for that, Edward, Edward? A Scottish Ballad (about a man who killed his father) Occasionally people inquire as to the different treatment of different kinds of persons in our legal system. As the U.S. Supreme Court has explained, corporations are persons just like my...
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:30am
Learning from Limbaugh
“At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, ‘Let them eat cake.’’” Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions In 2008 Rush Limbaugh was paid $38 million. In 2014 Rush Limbaugh earned $66 million. For terrestrial...
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:15am
Drugs, Guns, or Life in Prison
Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to. — Sir Henry Wotton, The Disparity Between Buckinham and Essex Herewith a study of the activities of two state legislatures that have dealt with identical problems in quite different ways. The two legislatures are in the states of Utah and Nebraska...
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Tax Collector and the Criminal
“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Compania de Tobaccos v. Collector At tax time it is always fun to get away from numbers and instead reflect on news from the IRS that is invariably more interesting than a bunch of numbers would be. The recent news comes...
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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:30am
Climate, Scott and Mitch McConnell
Blind and naked Ignorance Delivers brawling judgments, unashamed, On all things all day long. — Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien There are two ways to attack climate change. One comes from Rick Scott of Florida and the other from Mirthful Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They attack the same...
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