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Caleb Apple, a senior studying political science and economics, is a staff columnist writing about politics and elections. He has worked as the Policy Head for Tiara Mack's state senate campaign, Communications Fellow for Sima Ladjevardian’s congressional campaign and at Thirty-Ninth Street Strategies, a polling firm.

Articles by Caleb Apple (15)

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

March 2, 2021 2 comments

In recent years, we have witnessed a political realignment, with ancestral Democrats in rural areas voting Republican, while traditionally Republican suburbanites vote Democrat.

Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

Op-eds, Opinions

Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

February 19, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 14, 2020, outgoing Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez ’83 called for the removal of Iowa and New Hampshire’s vaunted statuses as the first states in the presidential primary.

Apple ’21: Dems turned Georgia blue — and they shouldn’t stop there 

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Dems turned Georgia blue — and they shouldn’t stop there 

February 2, 2021 0 comments

In 2020, for the first time in a generation, Democrats scored huge victories in the state of Georgia by winning the presidential election and subsequently both Senate seats.

Apple ’21: Republicans fall out of line

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Republicans fall out of line

January 20, 2021 0 comments

With former President Donald Trump’s term as president finally at its end, many are now examining where the Republican Party, a party almost completely co-opted by Trump, can go from here. Republicans on Capitol Hill have discussed the need to move on from the Trump presidency

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

November 22, 2020 7 comments

Since the 2016 election, in which Trump overwhelmingly won rural white voters, a common question has been: How can Democrats win the white working-class and rural vote back? Traditionally the party of the working class, Democrats have become an increasingly urban and suburban party, and lost rural voters because of it.

Apple ’21: Lessons from the Senate

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Lessons from the Senate

November 10, 2020 0 comments

2020 was supposed to be a banner year for Democrats. Not only were they predicted to defeat Trump, but they were favored to take the Senate and hold the House. For the first time since 2009, Democrats could have had a trifecta in the federal government.

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

Columns, Opinions

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

Apple ’21: Trust the Polls

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Trust the Polls

October 19, 2020 1 comment

On Nov. 9, 2016, as much of the world reacted with shock and dismay to Donald Trump’s victory, people across the spectrum began to repeat phrases that continue to dominate the narrative of today, saying things like “the polls were wrong” or “don’t trust the polls.”

Apple ’21: A vote for Biden, a vote for empathy

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: A vote for Biden, a vote for empathy

October 8, 2020 2 comments

In early February, at a CNN Town Hall, Episcopalian pastor Anthony Thompson, whose wife was killed in the Charleston Church shooting, asked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden about his faith and about how he would use it in the Oval Office.

Apple ’21: Think nationally, vote locally — State elections matter more than you think

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Think nationally, vote locally — State elections matter more than you think

September 21, 2020 3 comments

The next 50 days may prove to be among the most consequential in American history, the last chance to reverse the erosion of democracy and loss of international partnership and standing over which President Trump has presided.