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, 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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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 12:45pm
Alabama Redux
"Old times there are not forgotten. . . ." — Dixie’s Land (A song from 1859) In early April this space was devoted to a discussion of the assorted political adversities that were being inflicted on those seeking to govern the state of Alabama, going from the Governor of the state, to the Chief...
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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:45am
A Quiz
It was as true as turnips is . . . It was as true . . . as taxes is. And nothing is truer than them. —Charles Dickens, David Copperfield This week’s column is a quiz. For purposes of the quiz, assume that you are in charge of running a business. Your business makes money by providing services to...
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:00am
Blessed are the Poor
Worm or beetle-drought or tempest-on a Farmer’s land may fall, Each is loaded full o’ ruin, But a mortgage beats ‘em all. — Will Carleton, The Tramp’s Story Houses are the gifts that keep on giving to rich and poor alike. Just ask Dan Sparks-or the poor. The gift for Mr. Sparks is the opportunity...
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:30am
Crimes & Punishments
Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. — Theodore Roosevelt, Third Annual Message (1903) A number of readers have written inquiring whether it is acceptable to have state attorneys general continue to serve in that capacity when they have been charged with criminal...
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