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, 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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Sunday, May 07, 2017
White House Visitors
A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . — Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death A number of readers have written me asking me to explain why those particular leaders were selected by DJT to be among the first heads of...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Senator and the Tax Collector
I . . . content myself with wishing that I may be . . . not of that number who are ignorant in spite of experience. —William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Speech in House of Commons (1741) Someone has to get to Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, and explain to him the facts of Republican life and the...
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Prison and Profits
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience It turns out that the immigration crackdown that DJT’s ICE is pursuing, though hard on illegals and their families by producing terrible uncertainty for them,...
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Prisons, Phones, and Profit
When at last this little instrument appeared, consisting, as it does, of parts every one of which is familiar to us, and capable of being put together by an amateur, the disappointment arising from its humble appearance was only partially relieved on finding that it was really able to talk. — James...
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