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Nate McCullough

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MCCULLOUGH: I'm headed for new horizons

Bidding a fond farewell

MCCULLOUGH: We're all going to miss The Deputy

We’re all going to miss The Deputy

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MCCULLOUGH: Petraeus’ breach of security deserves harsher punishment

Petraeus’ breach of security deserves harsher punishment

MCCULLOUGH: I could find some good uses for a drone

I wouldn’t mind having my own drone. It would have to have some sort of claw-grabber device, preferably one capable of toting an icy-cold beer bottle or remote control that was left on the other side of the room. It could take the place of the trained monkey I once pondered buying.

MCCULLOUGH: Talking with The Tall Man

An encounter with a childhood monster turns into a pleasant conversation

MCCULLOUGH: Overrun by useless gadgets

The more we move into the future, the more gadgets we come up with that seem unnecessary.

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MCCULLOUGH: 'American Sniper' shows psychological effects of war

“American Sniper” does a good job of showing the consequences of answering that question, and of proving that even the most decorated of heroes, the most ultimate of warriors are not immune to the psychological onslaught of the horrors of war, that even the most hardened of killers never get used to it. “American Sniper” shows psychological effects of war

MCCULLOUGH: Clothes make the man — and everyone else suspicious

New duds cause questions in the newsroom

MCCULLOUGH: Learning perspective from a little girl’s struggle

Lizzy Delorier’s fight against a brain tumor puts life in perspective

MCCULLOUGH: My list of useless lists

Click-bait on websites rarely pays off

MCCULLOUGH: Embracing the Age of the Nerd

Children of the 1970s and 1980s are now in position to make once-nerdy things cool.

MCCULLOUGH: More freedoms go up in smoke

Rural America, average Joe pays price for EPA’s wood-burning stove regulations

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MCCULLOUGH: Buffalo needs a little help from Mother Nature

Ralph Wilson Stadium is under an estimated 220,000 tons of snow, with drifts approaching the bottom of the goalposts. Six feet of snow has fallen on the city

MCCULLOUGH: NASA needs a reality show

NASA could use reality stars to fund its missions

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MCCULLOUGH: Too soon for Christmas

I guess the Christmas creep forward into early November was inevitable. But do we really need to egg this on with pre-Halloween Christmas lights and decoration sales the day after Labor Day?

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MCCULLOUGH: A runoff is what scares me

Please, voters, make sure there are winners on Tuesday. Otherwise it’s two more months of this nonsense.

MCCULLOUGH: Preparing for the end — and beyond

Let’s face it: There are a lot of things out there in this scary world that can do you in. Terrorism, disease, grizzly bears, volcanos, certain football players — risks are everywhere, and you have to take steps to protect yourself. Luckily, the Internet is here to help.

MCCULLOUGH: Response to Ebola should be overwhelming

I am not worried about getting Ebola — yet. Despite what the shameless ratings grabbers are hinting at — that we’re basically a step away from the apocalpyse — we’ve got a ways to go before we get to Black Death or Spanish Flu territory.

MCCULLOUGH: Suffering from commercialitis

I don’t know about you, but I could go the rest of my life without hearing or seeing certain commercials again.

MCCULLOUGH: White House security issue needs to be fixed soon

White House security issue needs to be fixed soon

MCCULLOUGH: Might be time to go back to the barter system

Your electronic data is not safe. That is the assumption you should make every time you swipe a card to make a transaction.

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MCCULLOUGH: I’ll be royally mad if Scotland splits

The possible secession is a big to-do across the pond, where calls for maintaining the union have turned almost comical, like a spurned lover begging for one more chance. Prime Minister David Cameron implored the Scots not to break up “the family.”

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McCULLOUGH: No use for an Apple Watch

I don’t need an iWatch. Or YouWatch. Or Applewatch or Pearwatch or whatever the gizmo is called. And I don’t understand why anyone else would want something so small to use for a smartphone.

McCULLOUGH: If you’re going to fight, fight to win

No matter the continent on which they’re fought or the duration, man has been in this deadly business for a long time. Regional or global, Six Days’ or 100 Years’ — war has been a fact of life for millenia, and I’m not naive enough to believe we’ll ever stop it.

Sometimes, you really do need an armored car

Sometimes, you really do need an armored car

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MCCULLOUGH: Lack of self-control contributed to racing death

Lack of self-control contributed to racing death

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MCCULLOUGH: Longing for simpler times

I’m feeling kind of nostalgic for simpler times, so today’s offering is titled “I Remember.”

MCCULLOUGH: I love a good B movie

I love a good B movie

MCCULLOUGH: Bring back the firing squad

Bring back the firing squad

Leaving kids in hot cars burns me up

MCCULLOUGH: Leaving kids in hot cars burns me up

MCCULLOUGH: Creatures great and small — and upset

Creatures great and small — and upset

A lesson on a lesser-known Founding Father

Don’t forget the money man on Independence Day

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MCCULLOUGH: Back to just being me

I don’t have a brain tumor anymore. I don’t mind admitting I cried when my family told me that the evening of May 7 when I was coherent enough to understand English again. I don’t have enough time or space to recount all I’ve been through since then, but I’ll try to hit a few of the highlights. And lowlights.

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MCCULLOUGH: Looks like I do need another hole in my head

Time for a little work on my thought factory.

MCCULLOUGH: Some Internet quizzes leave me with questions

Some Internet quizzes leave me with questions.

MCCULLOUGH: Ninety-one good years for Granny

Earth was blessed to have Granny for 91 years.

MCCULLOUGH: The great Atlanta snowjob

The snow was fake, so says the Internet idiots

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MCCULLOUGH: Wishing 'The Worm' would go away

I’d prefer not to see Dennis Rodman on my television screen anymore.

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MCCULLOUGH: I resolve not to resolve

I resolve not to make any New Year’s resolutions

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MCCULLOUGH: Tired of Christmas crazy

Every year I vow to make the next Christmas a better experience, and I fail miserably.

MCCULLOUGH: Movie star misses mark on free speech

Movie star sends wrong message about speech, liberty

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MCCULLOUGH: Weather can’t keep Cousin Courageous from running marathon for St. Jude’s

Weather can’t keep woman from running marathon for St. Jude’s

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MCCULLOUGH: More should be done to force release of Korean War vet

It’s shameful that US leaders aren’t doing more to pressure North Korea to release 85-year-old war veteran.

MCCULLOUGH: On being thankful in tough year

Thankful in a tough year

MCCULLOUGH: Needing some simplicity

Why do so many things have to be so complicated?

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MCCULLOUGH: Give a little bit of Halloween back to the kids

As much as I enjoy celebrating Halloween as an adult — and it is most definitely an adult holiday now — it’s the Halloween of my childhood I found myself missing this October.

MCCULLOUGH: As America squabbles over health care, Nigerian group is getting things done

Donnie Ikpa is the president of the Atlanta chapter of Udi-Ezeagu, a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide free health care in two counties in his native Nigeria. He is also the chairman of the national fundraising committee.

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MCCULLOUGH: The real risk to our country

I can’t figure out if the Republicans are doing this because they really believe Obamacare is going to herald the end of the republic — or because they’re afraid it might work.

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MCCULLOUGH: Being poor isn't a crime

Congress shouldn’t forget the poor in trying to clean up fraud

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MCCULLOUGH: Special thanks to a special lady

Wishing my mother a very happy birthday