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Stand with Sessions … because he’d stand with you

Senator Jeff Sessions is a good man who would be a great U.S. Attorney General,…


Trump’s political appointments are more consequential than most think

Republicans have been rightfully jubilant since last week’s victory, but the next few months will…

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Jeff Sessions should back a “general amnesty” for #NeverTrumpers

Senator Jeff Sessions is in a unique political position. He is the most respected, influential,…

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