Nightly Reader: Nov. 5, 2012

1) Farm Bill Folderol: You’ll never read this 700-page legislative opus. But you should care an awful lot about what’s in it.

2) Desperately Seeking Denmark: Today I showed you what a Copenhagen “rush hour” looks like. Here’s what happens when a North American¬†an American cyclist becomes a Copenhagen cyclist.

Hmm, see if you can pick out the North American cyclist.

3) Global Poll (FWIW): If the entire world got to vote in the US election it would be Obama by a landslide (except in Pakistan).

BONUS VIDEO (election Edition): Rory Stuart acknowledges a crisis of democracy, and makes a plea for renewed commitment to the ideal of democracy.