Well, think we managed to wring all we could from today’s presidential speculation. Maybe some more hard news will pop up tomorrow, aside from the ongoing tragedy in Baltimore and the disaster in Nepal.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Check out Baltimore Sun live-blog on protests and police reaction in wake of Freddie Gray’s death.

* Paul Krugman indicts conservatives who won’t admit past factual errors, in what many are reading as a thinly veiled criticism of his New York Times colleague David Brooks.

* Ron Fournier pitches a temper tantrum over failure of everybody to agree with him on gravity of HRC “scandals.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman worries about the long-term effects of conservative culture-war reaction to same-sex marriage.

* At College Guide, Sara Neufeld discusses hopes that Common Core will raise interest in, and funding for, the arts.

And in mostly non-political news:

* Burning Easy Mac in microwave causes evacuation of Iowa State Capitol.

That’s it for Monday. We’ll close with one more Albert King tune: “Laundromat Blues.”

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.