Have A Great Weekend!

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it.
— Abraham Lincoln

We kicked off the week with President’s Day.

And then the huge news that Jose Antonio Vargas and Define American recently named by Fast Company as one of The World’s Most Innovative Companies. Kudos to their entire team and the vision they’ve enacted.

Sarah Hunt in Axios: DOJ indictment reveals threat of Chinese IP theft to U.S. energy innovation

Sara Holoubek from Luminary Labs writing a chapter in “Perspectives on Impact”: A ‘Goldilocks’ problem statement is the first step toward designing a successful prize competition.

From the NYT: The Good-Enough Life

It remains to be seen if we as a society can establish a good-enough relation to one another, where individuals and nations do not strive for their unique greatness, but rather work together to create the conditions of decency necessary for all.
— Avram Alpert

New research from PRRI: American Democracy in Crisis: The Fate of Pluralism in a Divided Nation

Always pleased to see bipartisan efforts from U.S. Congress. In this case, U.S. Sens. Collins and Hassan tackling The Looming Retirement Crisis.

We hope our colleagues on both sides of the aisle will take the Patriots’ mantra to “do your job” to heart and work with us to pass this important, commonsense bill.
— U.S. Sens. Collins and Hassan