Guest Blogger

Barbara O’Brien

Barbara O’Brien

Barbara O’Brien is a popular blogging advocate who writes the blog Mahablog. O’Brien’s book Blogging America: Political Discourse In A Digital Nation discusses the changes blogging has made in America’s political culture, and the left-right debate. O’Brien is a strong advocate of blogging as a means of giving the public power in the media.  She has a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. O’Brien also writes and edits the Buddhism topic at


Blog Posts by Barbara O’Brien

  • Cancer Treatment and Health Care Reform

    Cancer Treatment and Health Care Reform

    One argument you may hear against health care reform concerns cancer survival rates. The United States has higher cancer survivor rates than countries with national health care systems, we’re told. Doesn’t this mean we should keep what we’ve got and not change it?

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  • Green Living: Avoiding Asbestos

    Green Living: Avoiding Asbestos

    Going green used to be considered expensive and a luxury for those who could afford the trend. Now it appears that we are learning that not only is adopting more environmentally conscious attitudes good for our economic situation, but also our….health?

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