Jim Verhulst, Editorial Writer

Jim Verhulst

Editorial Writer

I grew up on a hog farm in Illinois, went to college and got married. In my late 20s I moved to St. Petersburg to take a job with the Times and never left. Now I write editorials, often on education, the environment and science. I also edit the letters to the editor as well as many of the op-ed columns. Shorter is almost always better, by the way. I bike, I cook, I dig out weeds in our Florida-friendly garden as my wife directs, and we take our collie Rufus for long walks. I count dolphins by the seawall when I run to work in the morning.

Selected readings from the left and from the right

Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.

Selected readings from the left and from the right

Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.

Selected readings from the left and from the right

Republican Pat Buchanan announces his candidacy for president Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in Manchester, N.H. Buchanan ran in 1992, and won the nation's earliest presidential primary in 1996. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.

Selected readings from the left and from the right

Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.

Selected readings from the left and from the right

Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.