Cynthia Nixon May Have Lost The Primary, But Cuomo Was Forced To “Make Concrete Commitments” To A Progressive Platform

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Let’s not get all Bernie-bros about this, please

Cynthia Nixon has lost the primary race for New York State governor to Andrew Cuomo, but all hope is not lost.

The actress of Sex And The City fame turned activist and near-political figure lost on a historically progressive platform to reigning Governor Andrew Cuomo, with Associated Press reporting her loss only a half hour after polls closed. 

Nixon shared words of optimism upon her loss, beginning, "While the result tonight wasn’t what we had hoped for, I’m not discouraged. I’m inspired. I hope you are, too. We have fundamentally changed the political landscape in this state." Nixon rightfully claimed that her campaign "forced the Governor to make concrete commitments that will change the lives of people across this state," and we can hope that further pressures from progressive thinkers will push him towards making right on those commitments. 

Nixon went on to cite each facet of her campaign, from abolishing cash bail and ICE to fixing the subway systems and fighting for the rights for the queer community, and thanking those who supported her throughout. Check out the beginning of the thread, below, and head to Twitter for a serious dose of inspiration after a disheartening loss. 

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.