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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 20. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters). Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of “ The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism .”. The left has wrongly tarred conservatives as racists for decades. And that’s why conservatives and Republicans should promptly repudiate and condemn renegades in their party whenever they’re guilty of bigoted words or deeds. Two recent examples offer Republicans such opportunities: The first is Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who has persistently been criticized for making racist comments and for supporting a white-nationalist cand... Full story

13 January