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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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Republicans ran on a pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare, not a pledge to repeal and worry about a replacement later. And it certainly …

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Weeks into the Trump presidency, a number of the country’s leading conservative intellectuals remain apprehensive about the man who occupies the Oval Office. In …

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For over a decade, thousands of low-income African American and Latino students have been able to attend a private high school of their choice …

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For nearly a quarter-century, critics of charter schools have followed a predictable line of attack to oppose their expansion. From claiming that charters siphon …

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If we are truly committed to providing lower income Americans with access to affordable housing, bold and decisive action is needed. Tinkering around the …

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Campaigning is easy. Legislating is hard. And now that the election is well behind us, House Republicans deserve credit for rolling up their sleeves …

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President Trump is receiving high marks for his speech this week to a joint-session of Congress. Gone were the platitudes and the sound bites …

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There was plenty of red meat at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a confab consisting of three days of speeches and social …

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In a move that is sure to cause heartburn for immigration hardliners everywhere, President Trump through the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to …