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Carrie L. Lukas

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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:

Beware of Bailouts and Other Bad Precedents

June 1 2016


More Companies Expanding Paid Leave Programs—Without Government

November 20 2015


Unsafe Spaces – On Campus and in Paris

November 14 2015


Private Industry Needs to Do What It Can To Protect Consumers from Fraud

October 20 2015


This Is Legal?

October 18 2015


Death by Patent Troll

September 30 2015


A Real Debate of Paid Leave Policy

September 28 2015


Creative Solutions for Preventing Intellectual Property Theft

September 24 2015


Technological Innovation Continues

September 14 2015


Let Private Parties Decide What’s Fair

September 10 2015


Common Sense Reforms Needed for Our "Justice" System

September 3 2015


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


Democrats Face Uphill Battle Achieving Equal Pay

August 29 2016


Affordable day care gaining bipartisan traction despite ‘terrible’ effect on children

August 28 2016


Criticizing Hillary’s Age And Pantsuits Doesn’t Make Me Sexist

August 25 2016


Title IX Helps Girls, But Leaves Boys Behind, Women's Advocate Contends

August 16 2016


Don't Assume All Women Will Cast A Knee-Jerk Vote For Hillary Clinton

August 8 2016


A “Good Start”: Ivanka’s Speech Advances GOP’s Discussion Of Women’s Issues

July 22 2016


The Plight of Conservative Feminists

June 21 2016


Obama Pushes ‘Equal Pay Pledge,’ as Women Experience Economic ‘Hardship’

June 16 2016


White House Pledges $50 Million In Women’s Equality Initiatives

June 15 2016


Career Focus Ignored In Discussion Of Income Inequality

May 5 2016


Trump secures most unbound delegates in Pennsylvania

May 2 2016


Hillary Clinton Wants You To (Literally) Play Your “Woman Card”

April 29 2016


Melissa Click: Being A 'White Lady' Made Her ‘An Easy Target’

April 27 2016


Debunking The Wage Gap Myth

April 19 2016


IWF Says 'Equal Pay Day' Short-Changes Us All

April 14 2016


IWF Provides 20 Policy Solutions To Improve Economy For Women In New Report • American Family Radio

April 13 2016


A Burdensome Benefit, San Francisco-Style

April 7 2016


San Francisco Now Offers Fully Paid Parental Leave. Can Other Cities Follow?

April 7 2016


Left Praises New York Paid Family Leave Law, But Is It Best For Women?

April 7 2016


Meghan McCain is writing for Cosmo: Good or bad for the GOP?

March 16 2016


More grandparents become caregivers for grandkids. Is that good?

February 16 2016


Podcast #30 • Immigration & Its Impact On Women's Safety

February 3 2016


Gambling, ‘Equal Pay,’ Minimum Wage Hike Top Alabama Democrats’ Legislative Agenda

February 1 2016


Unite, Sisters, And Demand Equal Allowance!

January 28 2016


Sheryl Sandberg: Wage Gap Starts With Toddlers & Chores • American Family Radio

January 27 2016


When The Rewards Of Motherhood Mean Cash Payments

January 20 2016


Progressives,' As Their Sex Harassment and Assault Problems Become Obvious, Won't Even Mention the Clintons

December 30 2015


Economic agenda for women not what all women want

November 26 2015


How Republican reformers failed, giving rise to Donald Trump and Ben Carson

November 10 2015


Mothering While Educated. Yes, Ladies. It IS A Valid Option.

November 4 2015


Conservatives' Plan to Grow the Economy, Middle Class

October 28 2015


The Uncivil War Among Women

October 28 2015


California's "Fair Pay" Act isn't fair for women or men • Bill LuMaye Pt 2

October 13 2015


California's "Fair Pay" Act isn't fair for women or men • Bill LuMaye Pt 1

October 12 2015


IWF warms to Rubio's paid leave plan

October 6 2015


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


How Colleges Prepare Students for the Real World of Nonsensical Rules

August 31 2016


2016 – Never a Better Time to Be a Working Woman

August 24 2016


Pregnancy Can Be Hard—and Other Shocking Life Lessons

August 22 2016


Bill Clinton, Our Potential First First Gentleman

August 12 2016


Trump Engages On The Childcare Issue

August 10 2016


Women, Calculus, and the Gender Discrimination Claims that Don’t Add Up

August 8 2016


Cokie Roberts Tries to Play the Sexism Card for Hillary

August 8 2016


The Ups And Downs Of Sexism

July 28 2016


Ivanka on Women and Workplace Issues

July 22 2016


How Trump And The GOP Can Win Over Women

July 20 2016


The Left’s High Price for “Public Service”

July 8 2016


Hillary Clinton Smashes (Positive) Stereotypes about Women Leaders

July 7 2016


Americans--Like Britain--Want To Shake Up The Status Quo

July 1 2016


Women Already ‘Lean in’ to Help Each Other – Shouldn’t We Mentor Men Too?

June 30 2016


Our Killjoy Government

June 28 2016


German Leadership Aghast at a Brexit It Helped Cause

June 24 2016


The Kids Are Alright. It’s the Parents That Need Limits on Technology

June 17 2016


We Need A New Approach To The #StateofWomen

June 14 2016


Feminists’ Olympic-Sized Frustration with the Work-Family Conundrum

June 14 2016


The Email Scandal Epitomizes Hillary’s Washington-Knows-Best Attitude

June 4 2016


Does Facebook Believe in Privacy?

June 2 2016


HRC: Her Royal Crookness

May 27 2016


Hillary Clinton's Wage Gap Hypocrisy

May 23 2016


Forcing More Workers to Punch a Clock Isn’t Progress

May 18 2016


Why College Students Can’t Tell the Difference Between Boys and Girls

May 16 2016


I Live In A Country With Paid Family Leave. It's No Magic Bullet.

May 11 2016


Sorry, Secret: Women Shouldn’t Sweat The Wage Gap

May 6 2016


Sexual Harassment Training Isn’t Just a Waste of Time: It’s Harmful

May 4 2016


Personal Care Accounts Can Help People Who Need Time Off from Work

April 28 2016


Melissa Click Just (Accidentally) Outed The Campus-PC Gestapo

April 27 2016


Why European Children Are So Much Quieter Than Yours

April 26 2016


Personal Care Accounts Can Help More Than Just Savers

April 21 2016


Equal Pay Day's Misleading Math

April 12 2016


On #EqualPayDay, What Conservatives Offer Young Women – Yes, Really

April 12 2016


A Conservative Alternative To Equal Pay Day

April 12 2016


Are You Afraid Of Big, Bad Barbie?

April 11 2016


Is Siri Sexist?

April 7 2016


Barbra Streisand Is Wrong: Hillary Is Unpopular Because Of Her Record, Not Her Gender

April 7 2016


San Francisco’s New Family Leave Mandate: Another Barrier to Job Creation

April 6 2016


San Francisco New Paid Leave Law: Another Job Killer

April 6 2016


Why Big Government Wants to Micromanage Your Parenting

March 31 2016


What It Would Take To Eradicate The Wage Gap

March 25 2016


How Savvy Women Can Fight The "Pink Tax"

March 25 2016


Lessons From Brussels

March 22 2016


In The Name Of Diversity, You Must Conform!

March 21 2016


The War on Women Continues in Progressives’ Paradise

March 9 2016


Facts, Not Emotional Anecdotes, Should Drive Paid Leave Debate

March 8 2016


Cracking Down On Illiberal Thought With A Stasi Fist

February 28 2016


What’s Gloria Steinem Doing in the Lands’ End Catalog?

February 25 2016


What Emma Watson Should Read

February 23 2016


Policy Focus: Regulations And Child-Care Costs

December 9 2015


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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