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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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Carson, Camp-assion and Evolution
The progress of Evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin. —Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams If you are a Republican and evolution happens to be your thing, you may have difficulty finding a candidate to support. When asked...
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Rolling the 'R'
Instruction: To successfully make the R sound, curl the tongue upward without touching the top portion of the mouth. You should also curl the sides of the tongue upward so it is very close to the upper molars. In this position, make a roaring sound like a lion forcing air out of the nose and mouth...
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Saturday, September 05, 2015
A Summer Tale of a Very Big Bank
It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank . . .and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other. . .and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. — (With apologies to) Charles Darwin, On the Origin...
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
The Citizen and the Court: From Dred Scott to Citizens United
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. . . . — Emma Lazarus, Inscription for the Statue of Liberty It is easy to make fun of Donald Trump just because we have never before had a candidate for president who had orange hair. But most commentators realize that...
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Social Security: Many Happy Returns
When the end of the world comes, I want to be living in retirement. Karl Kraus, Aphorism This column is about a birthday present for Social Security. It is the present that Social Security wants more than anything in the world. And it’s the present Republicans have the hardest time figuring out how...
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Pells and Prisoners
It is only the ignorant who despise education. —Pubilius Syrus, Maxim 571 Here is a question that many readers did not know was in search of an answer: which students are more likely to go prison after graduating from high school: (a) those enrolled in a charter school or private school as a result...
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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Immigrants, Guns, and Congress
Such as do build their faith upon, The holy text of pike and gun. —Samuel Butler, Hudibras It depends on two things-who is the actor and who is the victim. Those two things determine how people respond. The one thing it does not depend on is what the actor used to create the victim. It all came to...
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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Vetting Voters? On Race, Democracy, and the US Supreme Court
As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? — William Marcy Tweed, Tammany Hall Statement (1871) The flag goes down and the bars go up. There’s a nice synchronicity to it. Of course it was nothing more than a coincidence. The efforts to raise the bar have been going on at least...
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
A 21st Century Parable-The Lord and The Baker
The hippopotamus’s day Is passed in sleep; at night he hunts; God works in a mysterious way- The Church can sleep and feed at once. — T.S.Eliot, The Hippopotamus The Lord works in mysterious ways and that explains the actions of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner and baker, Jack Phillips. One of the things...
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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Lethal Injection Revisited
We all of course, would like to think that we are ‘moving down the road toward human decency’ . . .Within the confines of this judicial proceeding, however, we have no way of knowing in which direction that road lies. William Rehnquist, Rummel v. Estelle, (1980) As stories keep emerging about...
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