“A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.”

–Thomas Paine, “The Rights of Man”, part II, chapter V  (1792)


Founded in 2009 by Matt Gonzalez, Jim Dorenkott, and Okla Elliott, AIOTB Magazine is a progressive forum that encourages humane thought and action related to contemporary political and cultural matters. The writers do not belong to a particular political party, nor are they expected to adhere to any set program. They all value progressive democratic principles, respect different viewpoints, and seek common ground while maintaining a healthy skepticism for unnecessary compromise.

Chase Dimock became the Managing Editor in 2017 after the passing of co-founder Okla Elliott. In the past few years, we have expanded our interest in featuring poetry, literary reviews, and creative non-fiction writing. For all questions about submissions, please visit our submissions page.

We are committed to publishing both experienced and emerging writers. We seek, above all, authentic perspectives and want to democratize discourse however possible. Of course, the opinions expressed are solely those of the writers.