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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vegas vigil Views
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Trump and Tragedy: From Las Vegas to New York City to Sutherland Springs
"The essence of tragedy is killing eternity." —Miguel de Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, Prologue Events of the last six weeks have given us the opportunity to see how creatively President Donald Trump can respond to violent attacks—attacks that were similar in that lots of people were killed and...
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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
Monday, October 30, 2017
The Black Prince
"(T)he Senate is much given to admiring in its members a superiority less obvious or quite invisible to outsiders. . ." —Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams It’s nice to have him back from Abu Dhabi, the country to which he moved in 2010. He moved there, according to one of his...
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Tweetiquette
Evil communications corrupt good manners. The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians It is time for a brief lesson on the art of reporting about tweeting, and how tweeting is affecting the identities of those in the Tweetisphere. Since the tweet is being used almost exclusively by someone who...
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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Clark Kent aka Scott Pruitt
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s . . . . The mystery is solved. The mystery is why does Scott Pruitt think he needs a $24,750 phone booth installed in his office at the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s because . . . . But I get ahead of myself. Scott Pruitt is the administrator of the...
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 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sticker Views
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones But...
False words are not only evil in themselves But they infect the soul with evil. —Plato, Phaedo I should have known, and am embarrassed by my initial reaction. My reaction was triggered by the headline on the front page of the New York Times on September 23, 2017. It said: "Dictator's Reply Turns...
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Home Tweet Home
Knowing I lov’d my books, he furnish’d me, From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom. —Shakespeare, The Tempest It was simply two coincidences that gave birth to the thought. It started on September 14, 2017. That was the day that conservative columnist and commentator, Ann...
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Kobach and Windmills
"'Vote early and vote often,' the advice openly displayed on the election banners in one of our northern cities." — William Porcher Miles 1858, Speech in the House of Representatives A number of you have written asking if Wikipedia is wrong. They cannot believe that Kris Kobach, the man whose...
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DACA protest at Trump Tower in NYC, September 5, 2017. (cc/Harrie van Veen) Views
Saturday, September 09, 2017
DACA: Dreams Become Nightmares
But I being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams — William Butler Yeats, He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven It is the thought that counts-not the amount that funded the thought. I refer, of course, to the extraordinarily...
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 Attorney General Jeff Sessions Views
Saturday, August 26, 2017
In Alabama, You Can't Keep a Good Man Down...
Old times there are not forgotten... Dixie Land Alabama is back. It hadn't gone far, but whenever it returns, it fills the heart of the observer with wonder. Its most recent re-entry onto the national stage is occasioned by its September run-off election to fill the senate seat left vacant when...
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"Wells Fargo was just beginning to recover from the reputational losses it suffered from what, in Trumpian terms would be described as “fake” bank accounts, when it was disclosed that its employees had discovered a new way of bilking customers-insurance sales connected with car loans," Brauchli writes. Views
Saturday, August 19, 2017
More Banking Follies
A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests . . . and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks. —John Calhoun, May 27, 1836 Speech It was a sad coincidence. It occurred within a couple...
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