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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 (11)

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. 

Apple ’21: It’s Tammy Time!

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: It’s Tammy Time!

April 21, 2020 0 comments

With Joe Biden all but confirmed as the Democratic nominee, speculation has turned to who his running mate will be. Since Biden made his promise to choose a woman as his vice president, the usual suspects have been bandied about: Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris.

Apple ’21: Trump’s Lackluster Approval Bump

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Trump’s Lackluster Approval Bump

April 14, 2020 0 comments

While many liberals have criticized Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis — for calling it a hoax, comparing it to the flu and peddling hydroxychloroquine as a cure (although it is only in the process of being clinically tested), the list goes on — they seem even more bewildered by his approval ratings.

Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

March 19, 2020 3 comments

As soon as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s triumph on Super Tuesday became apparent, progressives at Brown and online began bemoaning the result. Once again, the Democrats were running a boring centrist who was certain to lose to current President Donald Trump.

Apple ’21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

Op-eds, Opinions

Apple ’21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Democrats in many states have committed to defending voter rights and increasing turnout as Republicans make efforts to disenfranchise voters. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, recently launched Fair Fight, an organization working to build voter protection in states across the country.