Israel Ortega

Israel Ortega is a nationally-recognized political commentator and the Senior Writer for Opportunity Lives, an online news publication that believes that free enterprise, a vibrant civil society and a competent government is the best means of expanding opportunity to all.

Prior to writing for Opportunity Lives, Israel worked for The Heritage Foundation, a public policy think tank where he helped launch Heritage Libertad, The Heritage Foundation’s Spanish-language site that included a Spanish language translation of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents of our country’s founding.

Israel has written hundreds of articles, opinion columns and research papers on a variety of topics including religious freedom, economic freedom, immigration and education. Among the publications that have featured Israel’s work include: The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, The Blaze, Univision, The Huffington Post and The Hill.