132 years ago: The Gunfight at the OK Corral. Why are we still talking about this today?

The OK Corral has stuck in the American psyche since October 26, 1881, when the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday strode down Tombstone’s Main Street and confronted a quartet of cowboys and ranchers near the O.K. Corral.  Less than one minute and dozens of bullets later, three men were dead. Hard to believe that anyone […]

Tombstone karma

So many terrible things to mourn about the Tucson tragedy….and since it happened in the shadow of Tombstone, we are in for a serious round of OK Corral references. Here’s one from Timothy Egan titled “Tombstone Politics” from today’s NYT: And Gail Collins quotes Giffords herself after her office was vandalized: Giffords brushed off the […]