Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) didn’t come to Washington to make friends. And after calling on his colleagues to skip their week-long Fourth of July vacation, he might even have a few enemies. A day after making a passionate speech on the Senate floor, Johnson was leading a group of 10 Republican colleagues to oppose the Senate’s upcoming recess until lawmakers take action on the debt. Expect more fireworks today.

Heritage welcomes author James Delingpole for a noon event on his new book, “Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors.” Delingpole writes a blog for Britain’s Daily Telegraph website and in 2010 won the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism. It promises to be an entertaining event. You can watch it live on

UPDATE: The Senate did, in fact, cancel next week’s recess. We’d like to think Scribe had some influence, but the credit really goes to Johnson and Co.