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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Lauren Boebert Views
Sunday, May 02, 2021
The Triplets
Against stupidity the very gods Themselves contend in vain. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Maid of Orleans The women set a high bar but their colleague Jim Jordan can meet it. At first blush it would seem that Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have an insurmountable lead if...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the election after presenting the Medal of Freedom to former college football coach Lou Holtz in the Oval Office of the White House on December 3, 2020. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Voter Fraud Revisited
Alas, regardless of their doom, The little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond today. —William Whitehead, On a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742) From time to time it is good to be reminded that the consequences of trump's verbal attack on the election could have...
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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao depart after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. After today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo: Melina Mara - Pool/Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 29, 2021
Little Ditty, 'Bout Mitch & Elaine
Birds of a feather will flock together. —Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy The marvelous thing about Mitch McConnell is that he's unaffected by juxtaposition. Of course it was just a coincidence-his comments about the Biden stimulus package that, he said, uses taxpayer dollars that encourage...
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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao arrive for the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Mitch and Elaine Aren't Bothered By Their Own Hypocrisy
Birds of a feather will flock together. — Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy The marvelous thing about Mitch McConnell is that he’s unaffected by juxtaposition. Of course it was just a coincidence—his comments about the Biden stimulus package that, he said, uses taxpayer dollars that...
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Saturday, March 13, 2021
The Golden Trump
We shouldn’t maltreat our idols: the gilt comes off on our hands. — Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary It was such a huge hit at CPAC in Miami that it’s hard to know where to begin describing it. I refer, of course, to the six-foot-tall golden sculpture of the trump that was on display at the...
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Erik Prince, former chairman of the Prince Group, LLC and Blackwater USA, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Views
Saturday, March 06, 2021
Prince Redux: The Family's Imprint Is Still Being Felt
It was déjà vue all over again. —Attributed to Yogi Berra They’re still with us—the Prince family that is. It’s hard not to marvel at their staying power. Those with long memories will recall the great trump friend and cabinet member of the trump administration Betsy Dee Prince. By the time we got...
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walks back to his office from the Senate floor on U.S. Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 4, 2021. (Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 22, 2021
Profiles of "Courage" During the Trump Impeachment Trial
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. -Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Whitney vs. California (1927) For profiles in courage, two of the 43 Republican senators who opposed impeachment stood out-Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy. One other Senator...
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Aung San Suu Kyi, state counsellor and minister for foreign affairs of Myanmar, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's 71st session in 2016. (Photo: United Nations/Cia Pak) Views
Saturday, February 06, 2021
Suu Kyi and Trump Have a Lot in Common—Offices They Held and Their Treatment of People
"If wishes were horses, Beggars might ride." —John Ray, English Proverbs They have a lot in common—the offices they once held, and their treatment of people. There is only one thing they do not have in common and it's what he wanted more than almost anything in the world. Here is what they have in...
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on June 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Ted Cruzifictions
Although the Senate is much given to admiring in its members a superiority less obvious or quite invisible to outsiders, one Senator seldom proclaims his own inferiority to another, and still more seldom likes to be told of it. — Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams One of the joys in...
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Saturday, January 02, 2021
The Trump and Jesus
Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness. —The Holy Bible, The Book of Nehemiah It was a great week for forgiveness. It was the week that the Christian world was celebrating the birth of Christ. Christ was a friend to sinners during his brief life...
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