Write a reader's reflection based on Richardson pp. 193-342 and O’Mara pp. 157-212.
Rather than the usual format, make this RR an answer to the following:
What do each authors consider to be the reasons for the increasingly partisan and ideologically divided national political environment in the United States since the 1960s? Where are they in agreement? Where do they differ in their conclusions, their tone, and their thematic emphasis?
This should be at least 300 words, but you may go as long as you like.
5 points - answers the prompt, well written, and analytic as well as descriptive, shows close reading of books
4 points - contains required elements but analysis of strengths and shortcomings is not as detailed as it might be, considers full assigned sections of books
3 points - contains required elements but does not reflect close or complete reading of books
1-2 points - does not contain required elements and does not indicate a close or complete read of books