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, October 22, 2016
Women Should Be Seen and Not Heard
Democracy, which is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. — Plato, The Republic At first reading I thought it was probably one of the many whimsical ideas that is going around the internet during this election...
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Saturday, October 08, 2016
The Slough of Despond
Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers, politicians, friends, lovers and husbands. — Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams Alabama is back with us. Its arrival preceded by just one day the news that thanks to Donald Trump’s sophistication, he had probably paid no taxes for many years. As...
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Saturday, October 01, 2016
New Best Friends
Sticks and stones can break my bones But words can never hurt me. A child’s reply to a taunt It was a truly heart-warming couple of days-the rapprochement of two former bitter rivals, one of whom, in a moment of amazing grace, buried the hatchet and the other, in a similarly generous gesture,...
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Trump and Stumpf
So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse; all good to me is lost; Evil, be thou my good. John Milton , Paradise Lost Wells Fargo is a metaphor for the Donald Trump campaign. The difference is that it is easier to effect a claw back in the Wells Fargo case than in the case of...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
The Mosquito and the Politician
[A] vile insect that has risen up in contempt against the majesty of Heaven and earth. — Johnathan Edwards, The Justice of God . . . . (1734) It turns out it didn’t make all that much difference except for the 1,700 newly confirmed cases of individuals who contracted the Zika virus during the time...
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Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Mosquito and the Politician
[A] vile insect that has risen up in contempt against the majesty of Heaven and earth. —Johnathan Edwards, The Justice of God . . . . (1734) It turns out it didn’t make all that much difference except for the 1,700 newly confirmed cases of individuals who contracted the Zika virus during the time...
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Hold the Applause
Do what thy manhood bid thee do, From none but self expect applause. — Sir Richard Francis Burton An ad that was run by the Trump campaign hours after the Republican convention ended answers a question that those of us who have watched speeches given by Mr. Trump have asked ourselves. The question...
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Dimon is Forever
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 The purpose of this column is to try to help Morgan...
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Marcos Redux
But the father answered never a word, A frozen corpse was he. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Wreck of the Hesperus" We interrupt election news just long enough to bring you breaking news of Ferdinand Marcos, deceased. As corpses’ sojourns go, his has been one of the most enduring, due in large...
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Wordsmiths
"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." — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass From time to time presidential campaigns present didactic moments and this is such a time. It presents us with familiar...
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