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Israel Ortega
Senior Writer

Israel Ortega is a nationally recognized political commentator and a Senior Writer for Opportunity Lives, where he focuses on immigration, education, and other policy areas. He is a frequent guest on Telemundo and Univision, including “Al Punto” with Jorge Ramos, and has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Israel comes to OL from The Heritage Foundation, where he founded Libertad.org – a Spanish language conservative online publication for Latinos in the United States. He has also worked in the House of Representatives for Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio). He lives with his wife and three children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Betsy DeVos, the president elect’s choice for education secretary, has spent decades fighting to increase educational opportunities for all students through her philanthropic and …

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For the first time in nearly a decade, Republicans will control the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Now the GOP …

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Betsy DeVos, the president elect’s choice for Education Secretary, has spent millions of dollars through her philanthropic and advocacy efforts fighting to expand educational …

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell wants Americans to know that Obamacare has never been better. On a call with reporters last week, …

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You won’t find Chirilagua anywhere on a map of the Washington, D.C. metro area, but for decades it has been a refuge to thousands …

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After nearly half a century spending trillions of dollars in the War on Poverty, the numbers show we’ve hardly made a dent. If a …

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Miguel Perez is feeling anxious. As the owner of a leasing company operating along the U.S.-Mexico border, Perez is keenly aware that trade and …

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Over 1,000 education reform leaders from nearly every state descended into the nation’s capital last week for the 2016 National Summit on Education Reform. …

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To understand why throngs of jubilant demonstrators took to the streets in to celebrate the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is to understand …

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Despite intense public pressure, Republicans have held firm in their opposition to Obamacare after all these years. After failing to persuade even a single …