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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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With the 100th day of a Trump presidency fast approaching, a new poll finds support for a number of the president’s proposals including reducing …

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Scholars at the Heritage Foundation, a free-market think tank, have unveiled more than two-dozen intrusive, costly and unnecessary government policies that are hurting the …

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The fact that children in the U.S. born into poverty are at an immediate disadvantage should come to a surprise to no one. What …

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The way Jerrale Gayle sees it, you don’t need a drivers license to sell marijuana. But to work, pay your bills and provide for …

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Opioid abuse is most rampant in the counties that voted for President Trump in highest numbers. And since taking office, it’s clear that the President has …

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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 …