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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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Views
Saturday, September 07, 2019
Betsy DeVos, Redux
They're back—the folks in the Education Department. Remember Betsy DeVos? Trump made her Secretary of Education. She had no experience in education but was a big fan and supporter of charter schools in Michigan. Those schools were, by most measures, less successful than their public school...
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Protesters hold signs during a demonstration Views
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Health Risks to Immigrants in Trump Administration's Custody Prompt Comparisons to Nazi Camps
That the comparison can be made is odious—so are the conditions. So is the one imposing them.
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The threatened northern spotted owl Views
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Endangered Species
Self -interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of roles, even that of disinterestedness. — Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections He hit a double. It all happened the week of August 11, 2019. That was the week the trump took steps to reduce protections for two endangered...
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
A Dangerous and Filthy Place
The Stealthy School of Criticism. — Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Letter to the Athenaeum (1871) It is a side of the trump we have never seen nor, indeed believed he had. It was remarkable not only for its subtlety but for the person at whom it was directed. It goes to show that wonders in this...
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A handout photo provided by Dong-A Ilbo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the South and North Korea on June 30, 2019 in Panmunjom, South Korea. (Photo: Handout/Dong-A Ilbo via Getty Images) Views
Sunday, August 11, 2019
The Perfect Trumpian Friendship
A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair. — Samuel Johnson, Letter to Lord Chesterfield 1754 This space is not often used to offer succor to the Trump. Nonetheless, it seems timely to do so now, given to what all but the Trump view as deteriorating relations between him and Kim...
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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Trump and Hitler: A Juxtaposition
What one Christian does is his own responsibility. What one Jew [Muslim] does is thrown back at all Jews [Muslims]. — Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (1944) Being a person of neither creative nor mental ability, he mindlessly finds himself inspired by the actions of a man who, many years ago...
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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Mar a Lago. Views
Saturday, June 01, 2019
The Muslim and the Trump
In these tumultuous times it is easy to lose sight of the many things that Donald Trump has in common with those who, at times, are our adversaries, as well as those who have a different approach to human rights from what many of us believe we, in the United States, have traditionally embraced. The...
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Activists protest President Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban" in Washington, D.C. on January 29, 2017. Views
Saturday, May 25, 2019
The Muslim and The Trump
Happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction. . . requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens. . . . — George Washington, 1790 Letter to the Newport Jewish Congregation In these tumultuous times it is easy to...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Views
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Why Mike Pompeo Smirked When Asked If North Korea Executed Negotiators
No wonder Mr. Pompeo awkwardly laughed or, as it was described by some observers, “smirked,” when asked about the reports of the execution of four of the people with whom Mr. Trump and Mr. Pompeo had been negotiating a few shorts months ago. Their roles might have been reversed.
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Sunday, May 05, 2019
A Story About Presidential Clowns
Oh had our simple Eve Seen through the make-believe! Had she but known the Pretender he was! — Ralph Hodgson, Time, You Old Gypsy Man Who’d have thought it would come from Ukraine? That is a country that has been in various stages of turmoil for many years. It is hard to believe it would provide...
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