Carlton Fletcher

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FLETCHER: This shootout I can survive

Opinion column

Sometimes an overactive imagination can be a dangerous thing.

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FLETCHER: McCartney's 'death' caused near hysteria

Opinion column

The “joke” report of Beatle Paul McCartney’s death in 1969 became a worldwide phenomenon.

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FLETCHER: OMG -- Lord, save us from texting drivers

Opinion column

The time has come for strict laws to be enacted making driving while using cellphones — and especially texting while driving — illegal.

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FLETCHER: 'Herald's sidewalk' worth the wait

Opinion column

Construction on an extensive downtown sidewalk project isn’t quite done yet, but when it’s finished it will be quite impressive.

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FLETCHER: A revisionist's look at Palin's America

So this is what extremism sounds like.

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FLETCHER: Manhood foreign policy a recipe for war

The question many Americans are asking themselves these days as talk of war once again fills the air is whether the United States, with all its domestic problems, can still afford to think of itself as the world’s police force. Especially in a world that doesn’t really like us.

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FLETCHER: Hospital Authority must exert oversight

Opinion column

With its purchase of Palmyra Medical Center now apparently complete, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has complete control of health care in metro Albany.

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FLETCHER: Mrs. Marshall speaks out against utility fees

Opinion column

An 87-year-old Albany woman says the city is overcharging for utility services, and she’s got the records to prove it.

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FLETCHER: Late Beatle Lennon's words shocking in '66

Opinion column

Pop musician John Lennon’s “We’re more popular than Jesus” comment stunned the world in 1966.

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Calling on the wrath of God

A quick look at municipal elections, economic development and the vengeance of the Lord.

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Too many politicians scared of tough choices

Accusing government officials of incompetence has become a hip thing to do these days.

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T.O.Y.S. group offers righteous giving

Opinion Column

This week, dozens and dozens of youngsters in Dougherty County returned to school wearing new socks and T-shirts and carrying new bookbags filled with pens, crayons, pencils, paper and notebooks, all of which they picked up free of charge Saturday at various locations around Albany.

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These kids today ... are pretty darned amazing

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Rapper's 'Same Love' explores Dylan territory

We of the baby boom generation have our conceits, and one of our boldest is that we cornered the market on anthemic songs about global issues that really matter.

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That thing in my hand is a book; I'm reading it

I have a confession to make: I like to read.