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, 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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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Who's Lying When it Comes to the Flynn Case?
When confronted by the need to make significant moral decisions, it can be useful to refer to those of greater wisdom than oneself. That can, we now know, sometimes introduce confusion into what many might have thought was a question that had an easy answer. That was the recent case when...
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 U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, May 02, 2020
A Trump Tutorial
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the Devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. — Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus It all arises from a big misunderstanding as to the importance of the emphasis placed on words. Trumpian understanding differs from commonly...
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People wear face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in Guatemala City, on March 16, 2020. (Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Trumpian Reciprocity in the Era of Covid-19
“What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” — A Proverb Here is this week’s question. What do they call us in Guatemala? Hint: It has something to do with China. Here is something else that has to do with China. On April 18, 2020, during the trump’s daily maunderings through the forest of...
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President Donald Trump stops to talk to reporters and members of the media as he walks from the Oval Office to board Marine One and depart from the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Trump the Snake Oil Salesman
"You spotted snakes with double tongue." Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream It is an old and honorable profession. But not even its most successful practitioners could have ever imagined that one of theirs would attain one of the highest offices in the world from which he could continue to give...
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Saturday, April 11, 2020
Trump and the Mask
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity. . . . — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Human All Too Human It caused unwitting confusion. The trump had been focused on Easter for several weeks. Although not a religious man, he had a sense that for many of his followers, the Resurrection...
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President Donald Trump (L) lifts the hand of a person in an Easter Bunny costume on the Truman Balcony during the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 2, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Donald Trump Meets the Easter Bunny
The wisest fool in Christendom. Henri IV, referring to James I of England. At first blush it seemed like nothing more than a coincidence. And the first reaction was to think he had not even thought of it since he is not a religious man. Sober reflection and awareness of the high esteem in which he...
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