Jodie Allen is senior editor at the Pew Research Center. She joined the Pew Center from U.S. News & World Report where she was a managing editor and the business editor and also wrote a bi-weekly column on the political economy. She came to U.S. News from Slate Magazine, where she was the Washington bureau chief. Before joining Slate she was the editor of Outlook, the Sunday commentary section of the Washington Post. She has also been an editorial writer and business columnist with the Post.
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