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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President Donald Trump (L) lifts the hand of a person in an Easter Bunny costume on the Truman Balcony during the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 2, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Views
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Donald Trump Meets the Easter Bunny
The wisest fool in Christendom. Henri IV, referring to James I of England. At first blush it seemed like nothing more than a coincidence. And the first reaction was to think he had not even thought of it since he is not a religious man. Sober reflection and awareness of the high esteem in which he...
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Modi’s assault on Muslims did not end in August. (Photo: Russian President, cc) Views
Monday, March 02, 2020
Modi's Muslims
"Happily the Government of the United States which gives to bigotry no sanction."—George Washington, _Letter to the Jewish congregation of Newport Rhode Island (1790) If he was envious it didn’t show. Envy would have been unseemly given the joyfulness of the occasion. It happened when the trump...
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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Trump-Style Vengeance
The evil that men do lives after them. . . . — W. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar It is a threat no one has contemplated and, therefore, not thought to address. We can only hope that that will change and that we will anticipate events that may confront us in November and begin planning to protect the...
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Truthiness: Trump & YouTube Views
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Truthiness: Trump & YouTube
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. -Robert Frost The Black Cottage It must have been a bit of a downer for the trump. It came just three days before his acquittal of charges of misconduct that had been brought in the House and were being tried in...
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Activists participate in a rally calling for witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. January 29, 2020. Views
Sunday, February 02, 2020
Two Nadirs
What a sad congruence. It was a stark reminder of what has become of the United States. It was the day the Senate began the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, the man who single handedly brought the institution of the presidency to its lowest level since the country was founded. It was the day...
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Donald Trump sits next to Pam Bondi at the Palm Beach Lincoln Day Dinner at Mar-a-Lago Views
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Trump Team Titans
Birds of a feather will gather together. — Robert Burton, The Author’s Abstract A man is known by the company he keeps. The make-up of Team Trump is known, and as this is written, the trial is under way and by the time it sees the light of day, may already be over. Nonetheless, is not too late to...
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A City Creek Center sign outside the World Trade Center Utah, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints nonprofit investment arm, Ensign Peak Advisors offices are located on December 17, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. An inside whistleblower has alleged the Mormon Church used 1.4 billion of a $100 billion tax-free investment fund to pay cost overruns on the for-profit church-owned high-end shopping center. Views
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Trump and Mormon Tutors
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money. . . . -Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204), Charity’s Eight Degrees Tutors in the ways of the Internal Revenue Code can come from unexpected places as this week’s news shows. One tutor...
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Saturday, December 14, 2019
The Perry and the Tweet
I am a great & sublime fool. But then I am God’s fool, & all His works must be contemplated with respect. — Mark Twain, Letter to William Dean Howells It all made sense thanks to a simple trumpian tweet. At first glance it had seemed to be just another in the never-ending tweet storm...
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Tale of the Whistleblower
Clear as a whistle — John Byrom, Epistle to Lloyd After listening to Jim Jordan’s reasoned analysis of the impeachment process at the conclusion of the first day of the impeachment hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, a number of readers have written asking me to explain why, at this...
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In a video recently screened at an event hosted at one of his luxury properties, and with his Donald Trump Jr. in attendance, the U.S. President—his head superimposed on video game character—walks down the aisle he stops, pulls out a gun, and opens fire on parishioners who have the faces of his critics, or the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Violence of Fascist Leaders, Then and Now
"[A]fter the final destruction of the Nazi tyranny, they hope to see established a peace. . . which will afford assurance that all the men in all the lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want." — Atlantic Charter issued August 14, 1941 It was all in good fun It took place for...
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