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 14, 2018
Scott Pruitt, the Wall Street Journal, and Trump's Swamp
"The name of the slough was 'Despond.' Here, therefore, they wallowed for a time, being grievously bedaubed with the dirt. . . ." — John Bunyan, A Pilgrim’s Progress It was such a nicely written letter, beautifully typed, and of impeccable logic. In it Scott Pruitt explained why he resigned, and it...
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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Guns and Candles
It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness. —Motto of the Christopher Society Those who regularly read this writer’s comments would not expect to see him provide advice to Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association on ways in which they can improve their respective public...
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Sunday, June 03, 2018
The Nobel and the Trump
Modesty and unselfishness-these are virtues which men praise-and pass by. — André Maurois, Ariel It has been a period of exciting ups and downs for the average United States citizen, as well as for Kim Jong Un. The reasons are, of course, different. The ups and downs for Kim Jong Un were first the...
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Public education supporters protesting Betsy DeVos' nomination as Secretary of Education. Views
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Conflicts of Interest
Wherefore waste our elocution, On impossible solution. . . .” -- Sir William Schwenk Gilbert, The Gondolier Recusal. Such a simple word. And yet it is the plug that enables you to drain the swamp that you create. The foregoing came to mind when it was reported that ten Senate Democrats had sent a...
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Innocent Infants
....An infant crying in the night An infant crying for the light: And with no language but a cry. —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam There is a certain amount of confusion about the reason for the practice, and even more confusion about whether the activity it is seeking to prevent is criminal or...
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Protesters hold a sign reading 'Stop the death penalty' Views
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Missouri and the Death Penalty
“We all of course, would like to think that we are ‘moving down the road toward human decency’ . . . Within the confines of this judicial proceeding, however, we have no way of knowing in which direction that road lies.” —William Rehnquist, Rummel v. Estelle (1980) Missouri is back. It encounters...
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Kris Kobach Views
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Maybe Kansas Deserves Kris Kobach
Do not veil the truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth knowingly. — The Koran , Chapter 1 Maybe Kansas deserves Kris Kobach. He is running to become the next governor of Kansas. He looks great on paper. He graduated with top honors from Harvard, attended Oxford where he got an M.A. and Ph.D...
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Trump Times Two
"Tradition approves all form of competition." — Arthur Clough, The Latest Dialog Although it wasn’t really a competition, a comparison of the numbers was nonetheless enlightening, and James Comey came in a disappointing second. Of course, Mr. Comey is trying to make up for it by having interviews...
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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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