About James Folmer

James Folmer is community conversations editor and is responsible for The Desert Sun Opinion page and mydesert.com/opinion.

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Poll question temporarily unavailable

The Desert Sun's daily poll question is temporarily out of service because our provider, polldaddy.com, is having problems. Thank you for your patience. March 27th, 2014

Poll: Should California legalize recreational marijuana?

Should California legalize recreational marijuana? March 21st, 2014

Poll question takes a holiday

In our transition to a new website, our daily poll question has yet to find a home. We're working on it. We apologize for the inconvenience. March 21st, 2014

Two new columnists for The Desert Sun

Ever since Fox News broadcaster Bill O'Reilly stopped writing his newspaper column in December, The Desert Sun has been looking for a conservative replacement. After posting possible substitutes on January 23rd, 2014

What’s your opinion? The Coachella Valley Preserve is a magical place

  A few months ago, we decided to shoot the Monday Newsmaker videos on the road more frequently. It takes more time, but it has made the task much more enriching for me and our videographe December 16th, 2013

What are your favorite places in the Coachella Valley?

One great thing about the modern newspaper/website is that we can instantly track reader reactions to our stories. Tuesday’s Valley Voice column Ray M. Smythe, one of our regular contributors, st November 27th, 2013

What’s your opinion? With a rosy economic forecast, will the Legislature exercise fiscal restraint?

California’s legislative analyst says the state budget is stronger than it has been at any point in the past decade. Mac Taylor’s 2014-15 Fiscal Outlook says budget surpluses could approach $ November 21st, 2013

Share your memories of the JFK assassination

                        More memories of the JFK assassination: Francis A. Wong of Indian Wells, November 12th, 2013

Share your memories of the JFK assassination

I’m always amazed when I ask people of a certain age where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Most remember in vivid detail. I was 10 years old in fourth grade at Perry Elementary i November 11th, 2013

What’s your opinion? Roger Tansey urges forgiveness for Rozene Supple

                  The Rozene Supple controversy: Some letter to the editor writers and several online comments have question November 7th, 2013

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