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 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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Sunday, February 05, 2017
Trump and Truth
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful. . . . and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. — George Orwell, Politics and the English Language In trying to help their readers understand when a lie is a lie, and when is it something else, (a question brought to our...
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Trumpeting Scorn: The Darkest Political Speech in US History
“O! what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip.” — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night It was described as a dark speech. It could have been described as a speech filled with contempt for all that had been accomplished by those coming before Donald Trump. It was a speech...
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"Two thousand sixteen, it will be recalled, was an exciting year in Alabama politics." Views
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Alabama—Past and Present
All over Alabama the lights are out. — James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men With all the excitement about events in Washington this week, it’s easy to overlook exciting events in Alabama. Among the most exciting was President Obama’s declaration of two new national monuments, designations that...
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Congress and Ethics
When Socrates and his two great disciples composed a system of rational ethics, they were hardly proposing practical legislation for mankind...They were merely writing an eloquent epitaph for their country. —George Santayana, The Life of Reason It all happened within hours after the 115th Congress...
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