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Carrie L. Lukas


Carrie L. Lukas is the president of 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.  She is also a contributor to National Review, Forbes.com, and Acculturated; and the vice president for policy and economics at Independent Women's Voice.

Lukas has written for 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 in 2003, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee and at the Cato Institute. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  She lives with her husband and five children in Virginia. 

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Recent Articles:

Wireless Technology Is Changing More Than Communication

January 31 2017

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

Pence praises Trump CIA pick

March 14 2018

At Women's History Month event, Mike Pence celebrates Gina Haspel's nomination

March 14 2018

Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details • NPR

February 27 2018

Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

February 27 2018

With Trump's blessing, Congress opens the door to paid family leave

February 27 2018

Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

February 20 2018

Employment Law This Week: Parental Leave Proposal

February 19 2018

Ivanka and Rubio Partner On Paid Family Leave Proposal

February 16 2018

GOP Senators Mull Proposal to Let US Workers Draw Paid Parental Leave from Social Security

February 12 2018

Republicans weigh Social Security paid leave plan

February 8 2018

Senators are split on whether America deserves the wealthy world’s stingiest maternity leave policy, or just the fourth-stingiest

February 7 2018

#MeToo movement means changes for Valentine's Day romance

February 1 2018

State of Our Union event calls for women to unite against Trump agenda

January 30 2018

Independent Women's Forum Offers Budget-Neutral Approach to Parental Leave in the US

January 29 2018

#WomensMarch Celebrates Trump’s Inauguration Anniversary

January 20 2018

Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

January 18 2018

Trump Fights for Women at "Women of America" Panel • Across America

January 17 2018

ACA repeal still high on GOP's agenda

January 9 2018

Ivanka says admin will launch paid family leave campaign

January 5 2018

Conservatives press for ObamaCare repeal ahead of Trump meeting with GOP

January 5 2018

Americans Need Health Reform to Be a Priority Issue in 2018

January 4 2018

Politics Roundup: Montgomery Council President Speaks Out Against Republican Sick Leave Proposal on Capitol Hill

December 8 2017

Ivanka says her father's administration will launch a major paid family leave campaign early next year once it's finished with tax reform

November 29 2017

Nancy Pelosi’s troubling Dem double standard • FBNAM

November 28 2017

New Tax Reform Plan includes Sen. Fischer's Paid Leave Plan

November 15 2017


November 13 2017

Changing The Culture & Election 2017 • PBS To The Contrary

November 12 2017

Conservative women are routinely ignored and maligned by popular media and culture • The Vicki McKenna Show

November 7 2017

Researchers study Social Security and working moms

October 31 2017

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

October 18 2017

Will dispute with Senator Corker affect tax reform? • Coast To Coast

October 10 2017

Was Ivana Trump joking with "First Lady" comments? • Don Lemon Tonight

October 9 2017

The double standard with Harvey Weinstein • Don Lemon Tonight

October 9 2017

Conservative women matter, too

October 6 2017

Our Colleges Have A Problem With Definitions For Rape, Sexual Assault

October 4 2017

Universities Have ‘Definitional Problem’ When It Comes to Sexual Violence

October 4 2017

Facebook's top woman says men ruining the world

September 18 2017

IWF Signs Coalition Letter on Reciprocal Switching

September 7 2017

Missed opportunity with raising debt ceiling and not controlling spending • FBN AM

September 7 2017

Congress and Trump need to start delivering policy rather than drama • MSNBC Live

August 27 2017

Female Leaders Say Google ‘Intolerant’ in Firing Engineer for Memo on Gender Differences

August 9 2017

WATCH: How would the GOP health care plan affect women?

July 24 2017

Enough palace intrigue, Americans want real solutions to real problems • Happening Now

July 20 2017

Tax reform: Why conservatives needs to compromise • Coast To Coast

July 12 2017

Is cutting back minimum wage a good move by Missouri? • Fox & Friends

July 7 2017

Are average Americans concerned more about Russia or healthcare and tax Reform? • Coast to Coast

June 16 2017

Why we can't run budget deficits forever • Coast To Coast

May 23 2017

Statement: Mothers Need More Support But Sheryl Sandberg's Mother's Day Proposals Won't Give Women the Break they Deserve

May 14 2017

"May The Fourth" Gone Wrong At This One Wisconsin School • Tucker Carlson Tonight

May 5 2017

The Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Neighborhoods • Garrison Radio

April 21 2017

Make a Deal on the EEOC

March 21 2018

Welcoming a Real Education Marketplace

March 5 2018

Paid-Leave Proposal Isn’t a New Entitlement

March 5 2018

A fiscally responsible paid leave policy even Paul Ryan could love

February 7 2018

Why Running Parent Leave Through Social Security Is The Smartest Live Option

February 2 2018

Rationalize the safety net with this simple paid family leave reform

February 1 2018

The Good News American Women Will Hear During State of the Union

January 30 2018

The movement to politicize women

January 23 2018

Las Vegas women’s march more about promoting progressive politics

January 18 2018

Don’t Politicize #MeToo

January 12 2018

Providing Paid Leave Benefits, Without Growing Government

January 11 2018

The Post Office Does Have Problems -- But Not Because of Amazon

January 5 2018

Want More Women in Leadership? Start By Confirming Some

December 18 2017

Another Big Winner from Tax Reform

December 7 2017

Rubio-Lee child tax credit isn't the only way to help struggling families

November 30 2017

Do Conservative Women Deserve Respect Too?

November 13 2017

Glamour’s unworthy ‘Women of the Year’

November 3 2017

Let's Prioritize Protecting Girls

October 31 2017

Women’s March just politics

October 26 2017

Advice for Young Women about How to Avoid Harassment Should Be Welcomed, Not Silenced

October 25 2017

What Real Resistance Looks Like: A Lesson from Malta

October 21 2017

A modern leave policy both employers, employees could love

October 16 2017

American women have minds of their own — and Michelle Obama isn't happy about it

October 5 2017

The Real Message Behind the Statue of a Naked Woman on the National Mall

October 3 2017

The Government Shouldn’t Collect Private Financial Information from America’s Poor

September 21 2017

Government rules can make workplaces less accommodating to women

September 15 2017

How a new Washington, D.C. regulation is pushing women to lean out

September 8 2017

New York Times Opinion Writer Slams Ivanka for Supporting the Rollback of a Useless EEOC Rule

September 8 2017

New Data on Women’s Earnings

August 23 2017

Sexism May Affect Women’s Careers, but It’s Not What Sank Hillary Clinton

July 28 2017

Bias Against Female Corporate Executives? Maybe, But Sexism Didn’t Sink Hillary Clinton

July 26 2017

In Defense of High-Tech Parenting

July 18 2017

How Technology Can Solve Workplace Challenges

July 17 2017

Libertarians' Lost Voice in the Paid Leave Debate

July 13 2017

Maybe Our Public Officials Are Working ‘Too’ Hard

July 10 2017

What America’s Craft Beer Culture Teaches Us About Freedom from Bureaucratic Red Tape

July 4 2017

How Oregon Is Making Workplaces Less Flexible

June 29 2017

Why Today’s Kids Are Over-Celebrated

June 27 2017

Why Emotionally Abusive Women Are Given a Pass in Pop Culture

June 1 2017

Time for the Much-Needed Discussion about How to Help Parents Who Need Leave

May 23 2017

The Complicated Economics of Women and Work

May 18 2017

Why Breastfeeding Reinforces ‘Gender Stereotypes,’ According to Social Justice Warriors

May 4 2017

Real Choice When It Comes to Where to Live

May 2 2017

Trump Gets to Work Putting Americans to Work

May 1 2017

Another Reason Men Earn More: How Far They Go For Their First Job

April 21 2017

Why Liberals Shouldn’t Give Up on the Flag—And Conservatives Shouldn’t Want Them To

April 20 2017

Why Country Music Values are Better than Pop Music Nihilism

April 13 2017

A New Date for Equal Pay Day — but the Same Old Misleading Data

April 4 2017

Here’s to All the Men Who Help Women Reach the Finish Line

April 3 2017

Should Classrooms Eliminate Toys?

March 30 2017

Policy Focus: Modernizing Flexible Spending Accounts

December 17 2017

Policy Focus: Flexible Scheduling

August 18 2017

Policy Focus: Promoting Child Care Choice

January 16 2017

Report: Working For Young Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Millennial Women's Lives

September 26 2016

Policy Focus: Overtime Regulations

September 21 2016

Report: Working For Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women's Lives

March 12 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

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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