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, March 16, 2019
Wells Fargo Redux
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 Herewith an update on the arcane world of banking as...
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President Donald Trump hugs the US flag during CPAC 2019 on March 02, 2019, in Washington, DC. Views
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Trump: The Great Imitator
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. — Charles Caleb Colton, Many Things in A Few Words 1824 It was a brilliant move. He one-upped Alec Baldwin of Saturday Night Live (SNL) who has become famous for his impersonations of Mr. Trump, impersonations that have repeatedly raised the ire of Mr...
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Saturday, February 02, 2019
Suffer the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Children
Amo, amas, I love a lass, As a cedar tall and slender; Sweet cowslip’s grace, Is her nominative case, And she’s of the feminine gender! — John O’Keefe, The Agreeable Surprise, (1783) January was a bad month for the LGBTQ community. First it was Mississippi that made a brief appearance in the United...
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DACA protest at Trump Tower in NYC, September 5, 2017. (cc/Harrie van Veen) Views
Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Empathetic Trump
Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. — Langston Hughes, Let America be America Again It all started in September 2017. That was when the Trump, acting through his attorney general, Jeff Sessions...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Views
Sunday, January 20, 2019
The DeVos and the Defrauded
"D’ye think th’ colledges has much to do with th’ progress iv th’ wurruld?" asked Mr. Hennessey. "D’ye think,” said Mr. Dooley, “tis the mill that makes th’ wather run?" Finley Peter Dunne _Colleges and Degrees_ Most investors couldn’t have seen it coming, but those in the business were thrilled...
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Federal Workers' Woes
No memory of having starred, Atones for later disregard... — Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time It’s not all taxpayers he doesn’t care about. Only the 800,000 federal employees who are not getting paid. As far as the rest of us are concerned, he wants to limit the impact as much as he can. As...
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Yeisvi Carrillo, seen in a family photo, is an American citizen who remains in foster care while her mother, Vilma Carrillo, appeals a deportation order. Views
Saturday, December 22, 2018
An Angel and an Orphan
Suffer little children to come unto me . . . . --The Gospel According to Saint Matthew Children are in the news yet again. Not the 12,800 immigrant children that were in shelters for migrant children in the United States in September 2017, a significant increase from May 2016. In that month there...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Holiday Detention
[F]reedom of the person under the protection of the habeas corpus... — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801) There are two great new Trump initiatives designed to make life in the United States less attractive for immigrants and reduce their number here. One is aimed at those who entered...
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Saturday, December 08, 2018
We and the Uighurs
It’s all a matter of perception. Often the outside observer doesn’t have the proper view of things and fails to appreciate that what is observed is not what is actually taking place. Consider the Uighurs in far West China and illegal immigrants along the southwest border of the United States.
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The west facade of United States Supreme Court Building at dusk in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, December 02, 2018
The Trump and the Courts
[A]s judges we are neither Jew nor Gentile, neither Catholic nor agnostic. — Felix Frankfurter, 319 U.S. 624 (1943) The Trump has been busy with so many things he didn’t notice that his right wing friend in Poland just took a left turn. Until that happened, they were like two peas in a pod...
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