Yuri Vanetik’s Blog

How Social Media is Affecting Today’s Voters

Social media has become a driving force in today’s society, with people all over the world logging into social media accounts on a daily basis. As the different platforms have grown in popularity, so has the amount of information that has become available, making...

What Stepping Into This Role Means to Me, And To The Future

Never settle. Those words have resonated with me throughout my career. I’ve always had the urge to do more, to accomplish more, to go further, and to aim even higher than I have. Some of what I’ve sought out in my years of refusal to settle have personal–they’re...

Mitigating Voter Fraud

In Los Angeles County as a whole, roughly 60,000 people pass away every year from a variety of causes. Of those 60,000 deceased members of LA County, roughly 215 of them will cast a vote to help decide who will take political office. These votes, which seemingly occur...

Georgia Needs Western Help to Stave Off Putin

This post was originally published in Newsweek. By Paata Burchuladze and Yuri Vanetik.   Rolling tanks and firing artillery recently shattered a delicate truce between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The latest flare-up of this decades-old conflict claimed more than a...

Gary Johnson, The 15 Percent, & A Fight For Recognition

Depending on what news network you choose to indulge in, you’ve likely been exposed to a hefty amount of political advertising and not-so-subtle agenda pushing for either Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, or Hillary Clinton, the accompanying Democrat....

Trump Lets Personality Take Front Seat in Kelly Interview

When Donald Trump took to Twitter on May 17 to encourage his 8.28 million followers to tune into Fox News that evening for his interview with political pundit Megyn Kelly, most of us had an inkling that the highly-anticipated interview more than likely went well. An...

Why Trump might actually SAVE the GOP

By: Yuri Vanetik and Thomas Tucker, GOP strategists South Carolina senator Lindsay Graham, a virtual spokesman for the Republican establishment, once contended that choosing between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump was akin to deciding whether to be poisoned or shot. Judging...