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, November 26, 2016 - 11:15am
Transition, Tweets, and Trump
The gods have their own rules. — Ovid, Metamorphosis It’s been a couple of really exciting weeks for President-elect Trump and a very busy time at that. Some visitors have come by just to establish rapport with the new president, others simply to offer congratulations, and others looking for work...
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Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:45pm
The Swamp
Drain the swamp. —Donald J. Trump It’s great news for Kansas-and who’d have thought it. Of course it hasn’t happened yet, but it seems to be a possibility. When President-elect Donald Trump was campaigning, one of his favorite refrains was that when elected he would drain the swamp, and the common...
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Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 1:30pm
The Ark and the Election
"The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast." —James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential...
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Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:15pm
Requiem for the Asterisk
Omissions are not accidents. — Marianne Moore, Complete Poems, author’s note This election season has had many unexpected consequences, but none has been more distressing than its effect on civility. Civility was long thought to be the hall mark of a civilized society, but as the presidential...
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Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:15pm
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 8, 2016 - 11:15am
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 1, 2016 - 9:45am
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 - 10:30am
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 - 1:00pm
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 - 9:30am
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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