Valerie Plame photographed in her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photos: Benjamin Rasmussen

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.

Nina Burleigh
GEN
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20 min readMay 29, 2020

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