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Stephanie Mencimer is a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly. She was previously an investigative reporter for The Washington Post and a staff writer for Legal Times. A native of Ogden, Utah, and a graduate of the University of Oregon, Mencimer won the 2000 Harry Chapin Media Award for reporting on hunger and poverty.