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A conservative’s guide to opposing commencement speakers

The bright and tree-lined road leading into the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s main entrance…

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Huntsville’s ban on book learning will backfire

Ray Bradbury ain’t got nothing on Huntsville’s government schools. Sure, the author may have imagined…

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Dr. Trumplove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

I was initially open-minded about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign because any unease about his inexperience…

My Bio

J. Pepper Bryars - High ResJ. Pepper Bryars began his career writing for military newspapers while serving in the Army National Guard, and he received the Army Commendation Medal for his deployment to Hungary in support of the peace-enforcement mission in Bosnia.

Pepper then became a newspaper reporter, spent time as an aide to a congressman and governor, and served as a presidential appointee in the Defense Department. He was also a strategic communication advisor to U.S. military forces operating in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. He was twice awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Exceptional Public Service, once for service in Baghdad and a second time for work at the Pentagon.

His weekly opinion column is published in the Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, Huntsville Times, the Mississippi Press, and at