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Can a Cool Spy Warm Up the Voters of New Mexico?

Valerie Plame worked for the CIA and tangled with Bush. Now she wants to fight Trump from Congress.

Ten Thousand Waves Spa is a pagoda of Zen steam on the New Mexico high desert. Behind the sliding doors and walls of falling water, a photogenic blonde drops her robe and, backdropped by the flag-blue sky, slips into…




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Nina Burleigh

Nina Burleigh

Writer, explorer, national politics, 6 books, NYC.

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