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, May 21, 2017
Return Receipt Requested?
Oh for the good old days of heavy post-coaches and speed at the rate of six miles an hour. — Philip Hone, Diary, November 28, 1834 The preferred way of answering the question would have been to give Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.SC)a copy of his most recent tax returns. Another, and the one chosen, was to...
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Trump Trumps Trump
With consistency a great soul simply has nothing to do. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, Self Reliance One of DJT’s many virtues is that he does not slavishly adhere to positions he has publicly taken when he either (a) forgets that he took them or (b) is reminded by someone with whom he happens to...
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Sunday, May 07, 2017
White House Visitors
A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . — Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death A number of readers have written me asking me to explain why those particular leaders were selected by DJT to be among the first heads of...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Senator and the Tax Collector
I . . . content myself with wishing that I may be . . . not of that number who are ignorant in spite of experience. —William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Speech in House of Commons (1741) Someone has to get to Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and explain to him the facts of Republican life and the...
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Prison and Profits
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience It turns out that the immigration crackdown that DJT’s ICE is pursuing, though hard on illegals and their families by producing terrible uncertainty for them,...
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Prisons, Phones, and Profit
When at last this little instrument appeared, consisting, as it does, of parts every one of which is familiar to us, and capable of being put together by an amateur, the disappointment arising from its humble appearance was only partially relieved on finding that it was really able to talk. — James...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Trump, Tapps [sic], and Twitters
O envy! Envy! Thou gnawing worm of virtue, and spring of infinite mischiefs! There is no other vice, my Sancho, but pleads some pleasure in its excuse...but envy is always attended by disgust, rancor, and distracting rage. —Cervantes, Don Quixote It is all explained by envy. Who’d have thought it?...
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Saturday, March 04, 2017
Trump vs. Immigrants
Driven from every corner of the earth. . . direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum. Let us cherish the noble guests and shelter them. — Samuel Adams, Speech Philadelphia (August 1, 1776) It was an especially poignant performance. It didn’t affect very many people. That is...
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Trump, Tillerson, and Elliott Abrams
Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue. —Therognis, Elegies Here’s the score: DJT 1, Rex Tillerson 0. It would, of course, have been consistent with the calibre of other DJT appointees to...
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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Trump and Taxes
Entrepreneurial profit . . . is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.... Joseph Alois Schumpeter, The Theory of Economic Development (1934) Just as DJT began to calculate how much money he earned running for president, he used the speech he gave at the...
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