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Carrie L. Lukas

Managing Director

Carrie L. Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women's Forum. Lukas is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing in May 2006. She is also a contributor to Forbes.com and the vice president for policy and economics at the Independent Women's Voice.

Lukas's commentaries have appeared in numerous newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Post.   Carrie has testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Before joining IWF, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  She currently lives with her husband and four children in Berlin, Germany. 

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Recent Articles:

Obama Administration Greenlights Arctic Oil Exploration….For Now

August 18 2015


Don't Cry Sexism

August 17 2015


What Technology Makes Possible

July 28 2015


Of Course Cost Matters

June 25 2015


Protecting Pregnant Workers Without Harming Their Economic Opportunities

June 17 2015


A Copyright Office For The Modern Age

June 12 2015


Keep the Internet Tax Free

June 10 2015


How High Will It Go?

June 8 2015


Government Shouldn’t Give Diet Advice That Could Be Dead Wrong

June 4 2015


Market-based Health Care Reforms Are Working in Florida

June 4 2015


Big News in Education Reform

June 3 2015


Behind the Times on Credit Card Protection

June 1 2015


Technology We Take for Granted

May 29 2015


The New York Times Finally Gets It

May 28 2015


Are wife bonuses really an outrage?

May 18 2015


Does Anyone in Government Ever Think They Have Enough Money?

May 13 2015


Warning: Electricity Prices Could Soar

April 21 2015


Even Higher Taxes for Maryland?

April 17 2015


Parenting and the State

April 15 2015


Hillary Runs for President… Again

April 13 2015


The Danger of Low Expectations

April 7 2015


Energy Exploration Is Saving the Economy, For Now Anyway…

April 1 2015


Caution: A New Scientific Study Is Released

March 17 2015


In Honor of International Women's Day, Let's Appreciate What's Fueled Women's Progress

March 9 2015


Oscar-Winner Arquette Needs a New Script

February 23 2015


Women and ISIS

February 5 2015


Murder with a Message

January 9 2015


Who's Next Up for a Cyber Attack?

January 7 2015


What's at Stake for Women in the Net Neutrality Debate

January 7 2015


Lessons from Jackie and Rolling Stone

December 8 2014


A Better Path to Helping Women Succeed

December 8 2014


The Administration Hopes Americans Won't Notice Their Latest Education Regulation

November 17 2014


An Entertainment Marketplace

November 13 2014


County Government Hit with Big ObamaCare Fines

October 30 2014


Just a Slip of the Sexist Tongue?

October 27 2014


Playing the Sexism Card Where It Doesn’t Belong

October 22 2014


Fast Food Automation Is Already a Reality in Parts of the World

October 22 2014


Wireless Usage Is No Sin

October 11 2014


Caution Needed When Interpreting Polls for Public’s Policy Preferences

October 3 2014


The Sloppiest Fact Check Ever?

September 29 2014


Why Pretend that a Career in Porn Is as Good a Career Choice as Any Other?

September 26 2014


Who Is Going to Make Your Next Favorite Show?

September 25 2014


Bringing Access to Technology to People Who Need It

August 19 2014


San Francisco Wants to Drive Youth Unemployment Higher

July 17 2014


Paid Leave and Employee Morale

June 26 2014


Older Women Hit With Highest ObamaCare Costs

June 25 2014


Ignoring Economic Costs Isn't Compassionate

June 12 2014


Abolishing Occupational Licensing Won't Eliminate the Wage Gap

May 31 2014


The Latest Misleading Feminist Stat

May 27 2014


Paid Menstrual Leave?

May 19 2014


Podcast #15 Future of healthcare after King v. Burwell court ruling

July 20 2015


Democrats keep campaigning on debunked gender pay gap

June 24 2015


Republican Legislators Seek to Strengthen Accommodations for Pregnant Women in the Workplace

June 20 2015


On Capitol Hill, a Push to Make the Pill Over the Counter

June 10 2015


Good Advice for Women Who’ve Graduated

May 20 2015


Clinton throws hat in ring, to run for US president

April 14 2015


The Lefts Middle-Class Problem

April 8 2015


Carrie Lukas Testimony to the Connecticut Legislature Regarding H.B. 3932, an Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 3 2015


Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • KFAB Good Morning Show

February 24 2015


Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • Mark Larson

February 23 2015


What the "Paycheck Fairness Act" sponsors aren't telling you about what the legislation would actually do • Bill LuMaye Show

April 8 2014


Lukas • President Obama Claims Women are Victims of Inequality and in Need of Government Help • Hannity Radio (1.29.14)

January 29 2014


Lukas • Another costly federal entitlement on all employers and employees • AM Colorado KFKA (01.06.14)

January 6 2014


Lukas • FMLA Most Likely Would Hurt Women in the Long Term • American Family News (12.16.13)

December 16 2013


Carrie Lukas joins AM Colorado to discuss parental alarmism

July 8 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses more women in the U.S. becoming the breadwinner on the Harry Jackson Show

June 5 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses a new petition that will "save entitlements" but shaft young workers on the Diane Jones Morning Show

May 15 2013


Carris Lukas discusses big entitlement promises from politicians and why young workers should pay attention on Health, Wealth & Wisdom

May 13 2013


Carrie Lukas joins Live Local with Ben Sarro to talk about Equal Pay Day and the wage gap

April 9 2013


Carrie Lukas joins Ray Dunaway on CBS Mornings to talk about Margaret Thatcher's legacy

April 9 2013


Carrie Lukas joins the Neal Larson show to discuss new census data that shows women are the new breadwinners

March 27 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses Congress's decision to force to the USPS to continue to make Saturday deliveries on the Thom Hartmann Show

March 25 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses the third anniversary of ObamaCare on the Rusty Humphries Show

March 22 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses the Morning After Pill now available to NYC high schoolers on WTMA's Morning Buzz

September 25 2012


Carrie Lukas discussing government regulations and big sodas on Thom Hartmann Program

September 18 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the 'wage gap' on AM Colorado

August 20 2012


Carrie Lukas on WSJ LIVE "Opinion Journal" (08.08.2012)

August 8 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses Mayor Bloomberg's new push for breastfeeding on The Neal Larson Show

August 1 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses women's retirement security and health care on The Dave Elswick Show

July 5 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the individual mandate tax and health care reform on The Thom Hartmann Radio Program

July 2 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses specifics of the health care law on WTMA's Morning Buzz

June 20 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses Paycheck Fairness Act and "wage gap" on The Bill LuMaye Show

June 11 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act on The Bill Meyer Show

June 7 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act on Bulldog Live with Brian Tilton

June 6 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act and "wage gap" on Morning Beat with Chad Adams

May 25 2012


MPR News: What's the Road Forward for Conservatives?

August 4 2011


The Talk of Connecticut: Paid Sick Leave

June 23 2011


The Thom Hartmann Show: Are Single Working Moms to Blame for Fat Kids?

June 6 2011


The Thom Hartmann Show: Vermont Committee Approves Universal Healthcare

May 18 2011


IWF in the News: Critics Go After Sexual Violence Legislation

May 6 2011


IWF in the News: But Buttons That Say $1.08 Wouldn't Be Helpful

April 26 2011


Fox News: There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 22 2011


Fox News: Have We Bridged The Gender Wage Gap?

April 21 2011


CEI: Wage Gap Issues

April 21 2011


IWF in the News: Lukas: There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 20 2011


Fox and Friends: Study Shows Young Women Out-Earn Male Counterparts

April 19 2011


IWF in the News: Wage-Gap Myth

April 19 2011


IWF in the News: Carrie Lukas does the math on the male-female pay gap

April 19 2011


The Dave Rutherford Show: Women and the Wage Gap

April 18 2011


The Jerry Agar Show: Women and the Wage Gap

April 18 2011


Why the “War on Women” Rhetoric Never Ends

August 26 2015


Why the “War on Women” Rhetoric Never Ends

August 26 2015


Ashley Madison hack shows that shameful behavior is always risky

August 21 2015


I'm Paying For What?

August 21 2015


The Uphill Battle to Improve the Conservative Brand

August 13 2015


It's Time For Legal Reform

August 10 2015


Well-intentioned red tape is still red tape

August 6 2015


Overtime Rules Undermine Workers--Especially Women

August 5 2015


We Need An All-Of-The-Above Strategy For Protecting Americans' Privacy

July 27 2015


Why Carly Fiorina’s feminism flummoxes liberals

July 1 2015


Why Now is the Time for an Anita Hill Movie

June 23 2015


You Have More Time Than You Think

June 16 2015


A Warning You Don't Need: Don't Let Your Baby Eat His Car Seat

June 5 2015


Seven Things College Women Should Know for Life After Graduation

May 18 2015


Smart Solutions Needed to Help Boost Earnings

May 12 2015


Childless Women's Perspective Missing From Work-Family Balance Debate

April 20 2015


Women Look to Hillary for Leadership

April 12 2015


Government Should Help Parents, Not Daycare Providers

March 9 2015


The Paid Sick Leave Debate: Let's Start With The Facts

February 10 2015


Parents Want Help, Not Day Care

January 23 2015


Boardroom Quotas Won't Help Women

December 7 2014


Democrat Leaders Just Don’t Get It

November 18 2014


Men Can Be Pigs; We Knew This Before The Latest ‘Damsel In Distress’ Video

November 12 2014


Let's Start a New Season of Treating Women like Grown-Ups

November 5 2014


Obama Rule Unfairly Targets Disadvantaged Students

September 9 2014


How To Slow The Pace Of Medial Progress

August 21 2014


Bringing Technology to People Who Need Access

August 19 2014


How Paid-Leave Law Threatens Women

August 15 2014


Seattle's Minimum-Wage Hike Is Sure to End in Disaster

August 8 2014


Administration Pushes for a Less Flexible Work Environment

August 7 2014


Women-Owned Businesses Hit Hard By ObamaCare Tax

July 14 2014


It’s Okay To Tell Your Daughter She’s Pretty

July 8 2014


Job Creation Is the Real Key to Helping Working Families

June 24 2014


The Nation’s Bizarre Exposé of Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Secret’ 2007 Donation to IWF

June 13 2014


Ignoring Economic Costs Isn't Compassionate

June 12 2014


Conservatives Can Offer Women Better Policies

May 23 2014


Gender & Workplace Mentoring: Not All Women Need Help

May 18 2014


A Job-Destroying High Minimum Wage Won't Help Women

April 30 2014


Paycheck Fairness Fraud

April 8 2014


The President's Executive Orders on Equal Pay Won't Help Women

April 7 2014


The War on Women Will Be the Left's Campaign Theme — Will the GOP Be Ready?

February 27 2014


An Agenda-Free Valentine’s Day

February 13 2014


More Pinocchios for the President on Equal Pay

January 29 2014


Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto

January 15 2014


Why Obama's Promise That Americans Could Keep Their Insurance Was So Important

January 10 2014


Beyond the Glass Ceiling

December 12 2013


Bad for Women, Bad for Germany

December 2 2013


Women And Alcohol: A Shot Of Reality Is Needed In This Conversation

November 14 2013


No Tea Party in Europe

November 11 2013


A Bipartisan Moment, Benefiting a Good Cause

October 22 2013


Policy Focus: Women In The Economy

August 24 2015


Policy Focus: The Gainful Employment Rule

September 25 2014


Policy Focus: The FAMILY Act

January 12 2014


Policy Focus: The Real Debt Crisis

October 18 2013


Policy Focus: Minimum Wage

August 14 2013


Dependency on Government

October 16 2012


Paycheck Fairness Act

June 11 2012


Policy Focus: Government Over-Spending

January 24 2011


Policy Brief #27: FMLA Benefits for Part-Time Workers Would Hurt Those They Are Supposed to Help

January 6 2010


Policy Brief #26: New FMLA Regulations Provided Needed Clarity to Law

October 10 2009


Policy Brief #24: National Health Care in Canada: Lessons in Rationing

July 23 2009


Policy Brief #22: Keep Uncle Sam Away from Toddlers:The Case Against Government Funding for Preschool

June 11 2009


Policy Brief #19: Hawaii's Lesson in the Perils of Universal Health Insurance

March 23 2009


Policy Brief #18: Mandated Paid Sick Leave: The Wrong Medicine for Workers

March 18 2009


Policy Brief #15: Expanding SCHIP Doesn't Fix Real Problems in U.S. Healthcare System

January 26 2009


Policy Brief #14: Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Government-mandated Leave Benefits: A Preview of the 111th Congress

January 22 2009


Position Paper No. 609: Excellence, Not Gender Parity, Should Be Priority for STEM Faculty

August 15 2008


IWF Policy Brief #13: Congress Should Commit to Restraining Spending

February 11 2008


Position Paper No. 606 Who Pays for My Time Off? The Costs and Consequences of Government-Mandated Leave

February 5 2008


IWF Policy Brief #8: SCHIP Debate Isn't About the Children: It's About Our Healthcare System's Future

November 19 2007


IWF Policy Brief #7: Chairman Charles Rangel's Plan to Penalize Marriage and Discourage Women from Working

October 26 2007


IWF Policy Brief #4: Eliminating the Wage Cap Won't Fix Social Security

October 6 2007


The Death Tax: Unfair, Inefficient, Bad for Women

November 9 2005


Sex (Ms.) Education

February 10 2005


Women's Economic Independence Report Card

October 22 2004


Taxing Independence: The Price of Feminists' Love Affair with High Taxes

August 24 2004


Recess from Reality: The Feminist Failure to Embrace School Choice

June 21 2004


Dependency Divas: How the Feminist Big Government Agenda Betrays Women

January 30 2004


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