JUST HEARTBEATS AWAY

THE PROPOSAL THAT THE FIRST LADY ASPIRANTS HOLD A DEBATE SUGGESTS HOW MUCH THE ROLE HAS CHANGED. BOTH ARE ACCOMPLISHED AND AMBITIOUS. BUT WHILE ONE IS SPONTANEOUS, THE OTHER IS PREMEDITATIVE. GUESS WH

One can never really know how anyone else's marriage works. Some unions may be more opaque than others, but all marriages are mysteries born of chemistry and Providence, self-sharpening, soul scrubbing. For movie stars and princesses and Presidents, the drama plays out in public and dares you not to watch, to read its dreams and trace its wounds. There is a reason most First Ladies tend to get along well later in life; they all know what it is like to try to protect the most powerful man in the world, to cancel the rally when he needs his sleep, to...

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