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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A participant holding a sign during a vigil on September 20, 2020 in Manhattan. Views
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Ignorance Is Bliss
Facts are stubborn things, whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion. — John Adams in his successful defense of British soldiers charged with murder in the Boston Massacre. After almost four years of being ruled by the trump it should come as no surprise. But it...
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President Donald Trump looks on next to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a meeting at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on March 3, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, September 20, 2020
The Haves and the Have-Nots
Self-interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of roles, even that of disinterestedness. — François Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections It was a disappointing headline, but it didn't come as much of a surprise. It appeared in the Wall Street Journal on September 1, 2020. It was...
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Kimberly Guilfoyle delivers her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, September 05, 2020
On the No-Platform-Just-Trump Platform of the New GOP
"Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honor clear; Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gain’d no title, and who lost no friend." — Alexander Pope, Moral Essays, letter to Mr. Addison It is impossible to consider the entire document. It is, after...
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Saturday, August 22, 2020
The Pejorative and the Trump
All of us can remember the days of our youth when we would seek out words and expressions to express annoyance at those who had given offense. In many cases the parties needing remonstrance were siblings, and in some cases, one or both parents by whom we had been admonished or otherwise dealt with...
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Sunday, August 02, 2020
The Trump and Taxpayer Relief Act
The great problem of legislation is, so to organize the civil government of a community . . . that in the operations of human institutions upon social action, self-love and social may be made the same. — John Quincy Adams, Society and Civilization Herewith the questions of the week for savvy...
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President Donald Trump listens to Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the west front of the Capitol May 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, July 25, 2020
How Justice Works in the Trump-Barr System
"There is no such thing as justice—in or out of court." —Clarence Darrow, 1936 Interview A number of readers have asked me to explain the different ways the Trump justice system impacts those who have been convicted of criminal activity. It is the mark of a truly just justice system that not every...
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Saturday, July 11, 2020
The Oratory of the Trump
"The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred to conceal its own abuses and encroachments." — Henry Clay, 1834 speech in the Senate It’s hard to pick out the highlights of the...
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Saturday, June 27, 2020
The Environment, the Trump and Bolsonaro
Great minds think alike. And you probably thought the only thing those two great minds had in common was their love of hydroxychloroquine and their enthusiastic support for using it to combat the coronavirus. As Trump explained some weeks ago, during the period he was taking the drug, he'd received...
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President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St. John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2020. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Donald J(esus) Trump
"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.... He will have no disciple." —Amos Bronson Alcott, "Orphic Sayings" from The Dial It was an highly symbolic act, the symbolism of which was missed by almost all the observers because it was unexpected and, certainly, atypical...
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Eric Trump arrives as US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a wreath-laying and deliver remarks at the New York City Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019. Views
Saturday, May 23, 2020
The Pandemic and the Trumps
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in, and the best of me is diligence. —Shakespeare, King Lear They were revelations. And they were revealed in the space of three days. And both were a total surprise. First, we learned that eric trump, someone who has often been mocked on Saturday...
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