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, February 17, 2018
Parades and Trump and Women
Now comes the mystery. — Henry Ward Beecher, Last words Herewith two riddles: one with an answer-one without. The riddle with the answer is solved, thanks to a story by Hannah Elliott, that appeared in Bloomberg News on May 4, 2017. The mystery was why Mr. Trump wanted to have a great big military...
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Saturday, February 10, 2018
A Message to the Wall Street Journal: 'Give Voice to Accuracy, Instead of Partisanship'
Responsible journalism is journalism responsible, in the last analysis, to the editor’s own conviction of what, whether interesting or only important, is in the public interest. — Walter Lippman, Address at the International Press Institute We all make mistakes. As prestigious a publication as the...
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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Bills Small and Large: On Competing Performances
To compare great things with small. — Milton, Paradise Lost What a coincidence-the activities of two great performers in the very same week! Of course, the activity of one of the performers was, as all of his performances are, fake, whereas the activities of the other performer were completely...
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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Congress and the Tax Collector
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” — A Saying Here are two idioms that have no applicability to the United States Congress: ”Once bitten, twice shy”; “The third time’s a charm.” It was all brought to mind upon seeing the headline in the New York Times on January 10, 2018, a few short...
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Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Funeral for Decency
The funeral has begun. The casket lies open on the altar of decency and the asterisk rests quietly within, while the officiant prepares to close the coffin and lower it into its grave. The officiant is Donald J. Trump. The asterisk has served us well and protected us from crudeness. Prior to its...
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Kris Kobach Redux
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything. —Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard It’s not that he’s ever been far away. It’s just that whenever he returns, it causes the casual observer to marvel at how a great education could produce such a distorted intelligence and twisted...
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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Who Knows What Other Surprises the Fool Has in Store for Us?
An infant crying in the night: An infant crying for the light: And with no language but a cry. —Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam It was only a coincidence. Two days before Christmas there was a story in the New York Times with the ominous headline: “Out of Chaos, Trump Reshapes Immigration.” It...
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Forbidden Words
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. — Hippocrates, Breaths What the Trump people are doing today bears no similarity to what the Nazis did in the early 1930s. Those were the days of book burnings and other activities that were...
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Saturday, December 09, 2017
More Moore
“Lechery? You betchery.”—Anonymous Our thanks go out to Roy Moore. As a result of his pedophiliactivities his friends are educating us in acceptable explanations for why such activity should not be a bar to professional advancement. One of our teachers is Jim Ziegler, the treasurer of the state of...
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Wedding Cake Views
Saturday, December 02, 2017
The Christian and the Cake
The hippo’s feeble steps may err In compassing material ends, While the True Church need never stir To gather in its dividends. — T.S.Eliot, The Hippopotamus December 5, 2017 is the magic date. That is the date the United States Supreme Court will hear the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges ,...
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