The FEC had failed once again to do its job as the nation's election watchdog by choosing not to regulate the activities of 527s. By clinging to its flawed case-by-case enforcement, the FEC yesterday chose to continue a policy that has already been labeled a 'total failure' in federal court. I can not imagine a scenario under which they will be able to justify the current dereliction of their duty to bring 527s under the same rules that govern all other political committees.