Tomorrow will be the 126th annual International Workers Day. As is generally the case, we could sure use one.

Here are some remains of the day:

* Medical examiner in Baltimore reportedly concluded Freddie Gray’s neck broken by running into metal wall in back of police van. Nobody’s admitting so far they were back there with him.

* Cotton and Rubio make parliamentary maneuvers that threaten Democratic support for Corker bill on Iran nuke deal.

* IRS reports that 149 of 160 delayed applications for non-profit status have been resolved–but one still hanging could be Karl Rove’s Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies.

* At Ten Miles Square, Keith Humphreys notes another sign of the Americanization of UK politics.

* At College Guide, Andre Perry discusses the continuing school facilities debates in New Orleans, and the need for community input.

And in non-political news:

* Nepal quake destroyed remarkable number of religious shrines and cultural treasures, along with so many lives.

That’s it for Thursday. Let’s close with perhaps the most iconic B-52s song: “Roam.” And eminently danceable like all of them.

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Ed Kilgore

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.