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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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Kobach and Windmills
"'Vote early and vote often,' the advice openly displayed on the election banners in one of our northern cities." — William Porcher Miles 1858, Speech in the House of Representatives A number of you have written asking if Wikipedia is wrong. They cannot believe that Kris Kobach, the man whose...
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DACA protest at Trump Tower in NYC, September 5, 2017. (cc/Harrie van Veen) Views
Saturday, September 09, 2017
DACA: Dreams Become Nightmares
But I being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams — William Butler Yeats, He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven It is the thought that counts-not the amount that funded the thought. I refer, of course, to the extraordinarily...
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Saturday, August 26, 2017
In Alabama, You Can't Keep a Good Man Down...
Old times there are not forgotten... Dixie Land Alabama is back. It hadn't gone far, but whenever it returns, it fills the heart of the observer with wonder. Its most recent re-entry onto the national stage is occasioned by its September run-off election to fill the senate seat left vacant when...
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"Wells Fargo was just beginning to recover from the reputational losses it suffered from what, in Trumpian terms would be described as “fake” bank accounts, when it was disclosed that its employees had discovered a new way of bilking customers-insurance sales connected with car loans," Brauchli writes. Views
Saturday, August 19, 2017
More Banking Follies
A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests . . . and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. —John Calhoun, May 27, 1836 Speech It was a sad coincidence. It occurred within a couple...
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Saturday, July 22, 2017
A Letter to Trump
When one knows thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. —Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (1913) Dear Mr. Trump, Forgive me for not addressing you as president but the words do not permit themselves to be formed when I think of that word and you. If you read my columns you have probably...
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sons and Daughters
Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard. Anonymous It had to be an incredibly exciting day for her. Of course, “Take your daughter to work” days are always exciting for the children. They get to watch their mothers and fathers as they engage in the routines that, for the parents, are quite ordinary,...
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
DeVos and Defrauding
D’ye think th’ colledges has much to do with th’ progress iv th’ wurruld?” Asked Mr. Hennessey. “D’ ye think ,” said Mr. Dooley, “tis the mill that makes th’ wather run?” — Finley Peter Dunne [Mr. Dooley], Colleges and Degrees The good news is that the DJT administration has finally come up with a...
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
When the Violence Comes Around...
What’s all the shootin’ for? — George Michael Cohan, The Tavern It was one of nine mass shootings that occurred that week. It might have surprised some people to see how much publicity it got. None of the others got even a fraction of that. It was, of course, noteworthy, since it involved members...
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Saturday, June 17, 2017
Humpty Trumpty
“‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master-that’s all...
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Ethics? Trump?
Grub first: then ethics — Bertolt Brecht, Three Penny Opera It is a distinct pleasure to be the first columnist to disabuse a troubled American public of an easily understandable, but totally incorrect, belief in the meaning of a term that has entered the national conversation and caused...
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