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Trumpism will come to pass but conservatism will endure

Conservatives contend that the Republican Party hasn’t nominated a presidential candidate from our movement’s ranks…

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A Target for Lawsuits

The small City of Oxford should be commended for having enough courage to stand against…

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Alabama’s conservatives must face some unpleasant facts

George Orwell once explained that his ability to write about politics – and what was…

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