CAN REGULATORS GET THEIR MOJO BACK?….It seems like half the big news story over the last year or so — from the financial meltdown to the Gulf oil spill — have had at their core the twin questions of why federal regulators were asleep at the switch and what can be done to make regulatory agencies more effective. If you’re interested in hearing some provocative answers to these questions, and you’re in D.C. tomorrow, then come by for the panel discussion the Washington Monthly is co-hosting with the New America Foundation, which I wrote about here.

Details and signup information are here. A light lunch will be served.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.