June 19, 2012 12:56PM

Why Roger Clemens — And John Edwards — Beat the Feds

At Forbes, Daniel Fisher asks a former federal official whether a thread connects the failed white-collar prosecutions of the onetime presidential candidate and the baseball great. Yes, as a matter of fact, there might: "Jurors could be sending a message to Washington they don’t like the awesome firepower of the Justice Dept. brought to bear on borderline cases without an obvious victim."