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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Laura Olin, who ran social-media strategy for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, on Millennials: “I think they’re wise enough to realize that no one is going to fix the world for them—it’s up to them.”

Jedediah Purdy, a law professor, on climate change: “Maybe we need to become different people in relation to the natural world. And maybe that isn’t such a wildly utopian thought: That becoming different people is something that humans do, in wrestling with deep problems.”

Carola McGiffert, who runs a nonprofit that promotes the study of Mandarin in U.S. schools: “We’re not doing our part to make sure that our young people are ready to compete in this global economy where China plays a huge, growing role.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)