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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Donald Trump Views
Saturday, July 22, 2017
A Letter to Trump
When one knows thee, then alien there is none, then no door is shut. —Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (1913) Dear Mr. Trump, Forgive me for not addressing you as president but the words do not permit themselves to be formed when I think of that word and you. If you read my columns you have probably...
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Ivanka Trump Views
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sons and Daughters
Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard. Anonymous It had to be an incredibly exciting day for her. Of course, “Take your daughter to work” days are always exciting for the children. They get to watch their mothers and fathers as they engage in the routines that, for the parents, are quite ordinary,...
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Saturday, July 08, 2017
DeVos and Defrauding
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 [Mr. Dooley], Colleges and Degrees The good news is that the DJT administration has finally come up with a...
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
When the Violence Comes Around...
What’s all the shootin’ for? — George Michael Cohan, The Tavern It was one of nine mass shootings that occurred that week. It might have surprised some people to see how much publicity it got. None of the others got even a fraction of that. It was, of course, noteworthy, since it involved members...
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Saturday, June 17, 2017
Humpty Trumpty
“‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master-that’s all...
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Ethics? Trump?
Grub first: then ethics — Bertolt Brecht, Three Penny Opera It is a distinct pleasure to be the first columnist to disabuse a troubled American public of an easily understandable, but totally incorrect, belief in the meaning of a term that has entered the national conversation and caused...
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Saturday, June 03, 2017
The Immigrant as Criminal
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. —Charles de Secondat, De l’Espirit des Louis (1748) As usual, the fake news people are trying to make a big deal out of the fact that it took DJT more than 48 hours to respond to the killing of two men on a Portland commuter train, and the serious injury of a...
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Don Trumpoté de la Torre
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote de la Mancha In the novel, Don Quixote is remembered for, among other things, tilting at windmills he believed to be hostile giants, as he travelled through Spain in search of perceived evils...
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
Return Receipt Requested?
Oh for the good old days of heavy post-coaches and speed at the rate of six miles an hour. — Philip Hone, Diary, November 28, 1834 The preferred way of answering the question would have been to give Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.SC)a copy of his most recent tax returns. Another, and the one chosen, was to...
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Trump Trumps Trump
With consistency a great soul simply has nothing to do. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, Self Reliance One of DJT’s many virtues is that he does not slavishly adhere to positions he has publicly taken when he either (a) forgets that he took them or (b) is reminded by someone with whom he happens to...
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