Yuri Vanetik’s Blog

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...

How Social Media Has Changed Politics

The growth of technology, specifically social media, has drastically changed the way political campaigns are run. Social media properties, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, have effectively changed how candidates are able to deliver their message and...

Opinion: Government unions rob working class blind

This article was originally published in Chicago Sun Times. With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, it is less likely the Supreme Court will issue a ruling to stop public-sector unions from forcing non-union members to pay dues. That’s a shame for American workers...

Sarah Palin’s PAC Is Up to Its Old Money Tricks

Source: The Daily Beast by Jackie Kucinich Sarah Palin and her folksy turns of phrase returned to the stump last week, trailing amped-up Trump fans and self-serving fundraising requests in her wake. “In order to get Sarah to political events to support endorsed...