Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Last week National Public Radio had a fascinating interview with Chadwick Moore, a writer for Out Magazine—a gay and lesbian publication. Moore wrote a story on Milo Yiannopolous an openly gay man and provocative writer and speaker whose ideas are, let's just say, a poster child for political incorrectness. But this was too much for those on the political left. A petition condemning him was circulated and he also lost friends over the story, which actually was critical of Milo. His critics were angry that he gave him any space at all.  This reaction caused Moore to rethink his political affiliation. He's now realigning as a moderate Republican and said "I've just lost so much respect for the left, especially the extreme left. I think they've gotten everything so terribly wrong. They've driven away moderates like myself."