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, February 6, 2016 - 9:30am
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 - 10:45am
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 - 9:30am
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 - 9:30am
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 5, 2015 - 1:30pm
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 - 8:15am
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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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Carson, Science, and Putin
True science teaches, above all, to doubt and be ignorant. — Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life Herewith a suggestion for Ben Carson. It came to mind listening to the Republican debate on November 10, 2015. During that debate two of the most important disclosures came from Donald Trump and...
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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:15am
Where's Waldo? A Brief History
Th’ Raypublican Party broke ye, but now that ye’re down, we’ll not turn a cold shoulder to ye. Come in an’ we’ll keep ye-broke. —Finley Peter Dunne, Mr.Dooley’s Opinions We all know how dispiriting it must be to have the party held up to ridicule because a conservative part of the party continues...
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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:30am
The NRA (Again)
One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it. —Anton Chekhov, Letter to Lazarev-Gruzinsky Once again we are confronted with a school shooting, the 45th in 2015 and the 142nd since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We have,...
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Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 11:30am
Nuts and Beatles
My object all sublime, I shall achieve in time- To let the punishment fit the crime. —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert, The Mikado Although I have never met Martin Winterkorn, the purpose of this column is to offer him the reassurance I am sure he badly needs. The news about his company’s misfortune...
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