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A farewell, and a challenge to conservatives

Last week I published my final regular column for AL.com and its newspapers in Birmingham,…

How a silver bracelet changed my life

A silver bracelet changed my life. It was the fall of 1993. I had just…

The day they said my child had a chromosomal abnormality

My last post about how it’s monstrous to abort unborn babies because they have Down…



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.

He has been published in the Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, Huntsville Times, the Mississippi Press, and at AL.com.