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 22, 2015 - 11:15am
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 - 10:00am
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 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
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 - 3:30pm
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 - 9:00am
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 - 1:15pm
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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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:15am
The Three S's: Sodomy, Soothsaying and Scalia
Never in our full life could we hope to do such work for tolerance, for justice, for man’s understanding of man, as now we do by accident. —Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Letter to his son Call it prescience. More especially since, as he makes abundantly clear, he would never in a million years, have...
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Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
The NRA and Words of Comfort
Such as do build their faith upon the holy text of pike and gun. —Samuel Butler, Hudibras It is always a good idea to avoid making judgments about events involving guns until the NRA has had a chance to join and guide the discussion. That is because the NRA is more familiar with guns than many of...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 3:45pm
Banks, Comic Books and Franklin Graham
Deliver me from your cold phlegmatic preachers. . . . —Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams (1776) At first one might conclude that he’s an evangelist who, seeing himself as a representative of the Lord, tries to find good in the unlikeliest of people. That would explain why in 2014 he showed that...
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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:30am
Teacher Training Meets Wisconsin
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. —Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams The fact that Scott Walker is now running for president comes as no surprise to those who knew him in college. When a student he told one of his dorm mates that he was going to...
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