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, April 14, 2018
The Terrible Twos and DJT
The terrible twos are finally here, And this is the time that I really do fear. —Gerard McNeil, The Terrible Twos It is the second year of the Trump reign. Many of the king’s tweets bring to mind the small child who, having fretted all night over a perceived parental slight, storms out of his or...
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Saturday, March 24, 2018
The Secretary and the Lord
It is going to be a whole new State Department! Mike Pompeo, when confirmed as Secretary of State, will bring a religious zeal to that institution that it almost certainly has never before enjoyed. Indeed, it may be that his enthusiasm for Christianity will convert the Department of State into a...
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Stormy Weather
A sekret ceases tew be a sekret if it iz once confided. . . . — Josh Billings: His Sayings From time to time, legal issues are presented by what in grade school would have been referred to as “current events.” And it is current events that have given rise to a number of inquiries from readers...
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Poverty, Poor Ben Carson, and a $31,000 Table
And homeless near a thousand homes I stood, And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food. —William Wordsworth, Guilt and Sorrow It doesn’t seem fair. And the unfairness is especially apparent when it’s put in context. It is not as though he wanted to spend thousands of dollars on a personal...
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President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Views
Sunday, March 04, 2018
The In-Laws and the President
The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public. —Samuel Johnson, Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson Herewith a little known fact. At least two of Mr. Trump’s positions on immigration, and the abuses that he believes our lax rules have led to, may be...
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Then President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City. Views
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Romney & Trump: Birds of a Feather
A great devotee of the gospel of Getting On. — G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession He’s back. It’s the same old Romney we’ve known over the years. And his reemergence is reassurance. We know what to expect. Mr. Trump, as even his best friends acknowledge, is a man without principle and thanks to...
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Parades and Trump and Women
Now comes the mystery. — Henry Ward Beecher, Last words Herewith two riddles: one with an answer-one without. The riddle with the answer is solved, thanks to a story by Hannah Elliott, that appeared in Bloomberg News on May 4, 2017. The mystery was why Mr. Trump wanted to have a great big military...
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Saturday, February 10, 2018
A Message to the Wall Street Journal: 'Give Voice to Accuracy, Instead of Partisanship'
Responsible journalism is journalism responsible, in the last analysis, to the editor’s own conviction of what, whether interesting or only important, is in the public interest. — Walter Lippman, Address at the International Press Institute We all make mistakes. As prestigious a publication as the...
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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Bills Small and Large: On Competing Performances
To compare great things with small. — Milton, Paradise Lost What a coincidence-the activities of two great performers in the very same week! Of course, the activity of one of the performers was, as all of his performances are, fake, whereas the activities of the other performer were completely...
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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Congress and the Tax Collector
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” — A Saying Here are two idioms that have no applicability to the United States Congress: ”Once bitten, twice shy”; “The third time’s a charm.” It was all brought to mind upon seeing the headline in the New York Times on January 10, 2018, a few short...
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