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 12, 2016
Tips for Trump
There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth. . . . — Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Herewith a few suggestions for Donald Trump that may be of help to him when he becomes president. That he needs them...
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Saturday, March 05, 2016
The Conversion of Chris Christie on the Road to High Office
Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. - A child’s saying It is a message of redemption and forgiveness and it speaks volumes about Donald Trump and only a few pages less about Chris Christie. It speaks to a magnanimity that one would expect from aspirants to high office...
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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Good Old American Know How
He had grown up in a country run by politicians who sent the pilots to man the bombers to kill the babies to make the world safer for children to grow up in. —Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven A number of readers have written inquiring where cluster bombs can be conveniently purchased. At...
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Silence is Golden
Silence in times of suffering is the best. —John Dryden At long last there is gun related news that does not implicate the second amendment. The news involves a device related to guns that is enjoying a spike in sales. It is especially good news because although it is related to guns, the spike in...
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Saturday, February 06, 2016
Children
Suffer little children to come unto me. . . . —Gospel according to St. Luke In Brazil it is caused by the mosquito. In Flint it is caused by the politician. The one is not completely understood. The other is understood all too well. Both have inflicted untold harm on their victims and brought great...
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Crime (?) and Punishment-A Comparative Study
Avoid self righteousness like the devil-nothing so self blinding. — Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Advice to Statesmen When we see how uncivilized the behavior of some of our closest allies in the world can be, it is good to reflect how fortunate we are to live where we live, the words of most of the...
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Saturday, December 19, 2015
Abrams, Bergdahl, and McCain
One man’s justice is another man’s injustice. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, First Series December 14, 2015, was a good day for John McCain. It was a less good day for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, General Robert Abrams, and the military justice system. It was a middling sort of day for the U.S...
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Guns-Déjà Vu
Such as do build their faith upon the holy text of pike and gun. —Samuel Butler, Hudibras That loud sighing sound you heard after the San Bernardino shooting was a collective sigh of relief from guns of all sorts from all over the United States. And for good reason. Each time the mass slaughter of...
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Saturday, December 05, 2015
Compassion... Some Got It, Some Don't
All of our people all over the country-except the pure blooded Indians-are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came over on the Mayflower. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1944 Campaign Speech Compassion—some have it, some don’t. In a Canadian government website entitled “...
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Mormons Minus Gays
The nearer to the church, the further from God. — John Heywood, Be merry friends (1580) Here is a question that since November 3, 2015, is being asked by (a) children under 18 years of age who want to be baptized as Mormons but are living with parents in a same-gender relationship and (b) Mormons...
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