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, 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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Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:30am
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 - 9:00am
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 - 7:30am
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 - 12:30pm
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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Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 1:15pm
Voting in Kansas
As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? — Attributed to William Marcy Tweed Kansas is back in the news, and the purpose of this column is to reassure Kansans that although he played a vital role as a member of the Republican Party Platform Committee, their Secretary of...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 9:00am
The Wizard is Trump
I’m really a very good man; but I’m a very bad Wizard. — L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz He couldn’t have known. He wrote it years before Donald Trump was born. But in writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , L. Frank Baum was prescient. He wrote a story that foretold the rise and fall of...
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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:45am
Two Macs and a Trump-Hold the Principles
A precedent embalms a principle. -Benjamin Disraeli, 1848 Speech The rock has cooled. It happened on May 30, 2016, when Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, said it would be “disrespectful” not to support the presumptive nominee of the Republican party whom a majority of Republican voters had...
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