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Charlotte Hays

Director of Cultural Programs, Senior Editor

Charlotte Hays is IWF's senior editor and director of cultural program.

Hays gets up most mornings and contributes to the Inkwell, the weblog of the Independent Women's Forum. Hays joined the Independent Women's Forum in 1999 as editor of The Women's Quarterly. When the quarterly evolved into our web operation, Hays became a senior editor.

Known for her quick and irreverent sense of humor, Hays has appeared on cable television programs such as Politically Incorrect, C-Span's Washington Journal, and PBS's To the Contrary. A former correspondent for the National Catholic Register and a feature writer at The Washington Times, Hays has been fascinated by politics since covering local politics for alternative weeklies in New Orleans. She is coauthor of three humorous books on southern culture, the first of which was the best-selling Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral. She is also author of Fortune Hunters, a book on what it takes to make a Midas marriage. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street JournalNew York magazine, the Washington Post’s “Book World,” and the Weekly Standard.

Hays has recently returned to IWF after several years of serving as editor of In Character, A Journal of Everyday Virtues, which was published by the John Templeton Foundation.mes, Hays has been fascinated by politics since covering local politics for alternative weeklies in New Orleans.

Recent Articles:

The Booing of Leon Panetta

July 28 2016


Why Are Voters So "Meh" about the First Female Presidential Nominee?

July 28 2016


Pelosi's Gaffe

July 28 2016


Charade Ends: All Charges Dropped in Remaining Freddie Gray Cases

July 27 2016


Free to Braid!

July 27 2016


Portrait of a Marriage: Eeeek!

July 27 2016


Amity Shlaes on the Forgotten Man--FDR's and Trump's

July 26 2016


There She Goes Again: Kirsten Gillibrand's Tired Prescriptions for Women

July 26 2016


Hillary Gambles with Anti-Cop Sentiment Tonight

July 26 2016


Gavel, Gavel--Who's Got the Gavel?

July 25 2016


Irony Alert: Hillary Says There's a Double Standard for Her

July 25 2016


What Did Ivanka Actually Say?

July 22 2016


"Militantly Open-Minded" Silicon Valley Pitches a Hissy Fit When One of Their Own Speaks at Republican Convention

July 22 2016


Drilling Down for an Overlooked Quote Last Night

July 21 2016


Governor McAuliffe: What State Consitution?

July 21 2016


Feminists Claws Out for Small Business Owner Karen Pence

July 21 2016


Clinton Attacks Pence: He Supports Charter Schools

July 20 2016


Disappointment: Majority of Americans Say Race Relations Worse under President Obama

July 20 2016


New Frontier in Battle Against Religious Liberty

July 19 2016


The GOP Convention: Two Women Last Night

July 19 2016


Yes, Shep, All Lives Matter

July 18 2016


Hanson: Three Tips on Composing White House Guest Lists

July 18 2016


In a Nutshell: Growth vs. Redistribution

July 17 2016


Trump and Clinton Economic Policies Compared

July 15 2016


GOP Platform Puts Forth Novel Idea: Campus Rape Allegations Should Be Handled by . . . the Police

July 14 2016


Reflections on the Memorial in Dallas

July 13 2016


New Democratic Platform Moves to Left of . . . Barack Obama

July 13 2016


Loretta "Zipped Lips" Lynch Doesn't Give Much in Hill Testimony

July 12 2016


Awaiting the President's Remarks in Dallas . . .

July 12 2016


Smirking Class vs. Working Class

July 12 2016


The Unseemly RBG

July 11 2016


Who Will Pay for Clinton's "Free College" Plan?

July 11 2016


Clueless Secretary of State Not Really "Sophisticated" about Levels of Classification

July 8 2016


Editorial: It's about More than Carelessness

July 8 2016


Solar Sisters Take to Capitol Hill

July 7 2016


German Sexual Assault Victim Definitely Not Mugged by Reality

July 7 2016


Is Starbucks Slashing Employee Hours after Hiking Minimum Wage?

July 7 2016


Who Had the Best Hillary Headline Today?

July 6 2016


Princeton Professor: Wow! Jefferson, Adams, and Madison Were Just Big Government Progressives All Along

July 6 2016


The Privileged Butchers of Dhaka

July 5 2016


Taxes and Human Behavior: Even Top Scientists Are Affected

July 5 2016


VDH on the Hollow Men (and Women) of Washington

July 5 2016


Happy Fourth of July!

July 1 2016


Keystone Pipeline Company May Get the Last Word

July 1 2016


Moving Towards Repeal and Replace

June 30 2016


Bill and Loretta, Sittin' on the Tarmac

June 30 2016


First Amendment Update: FEC Dems Tried to Censor Fox News

June 30 2016


A Lump of Coal for Oakland City Council

June 29 2016


More on Benghazi and the Woman Who Would Be President

June 29 2016


What Does the Select Committee's Benghazi Report Tell Us about the Character of Our Leaders?

June 28 2016


Men Say They Work More Than Women. Here's The Truth.

June 29 2016


Is Hillary's Nomination A Shining Moment In American History? • Garrison

June 9 2016


Conservative Women: 'Trump Is Todd Akin On Steroids'

March 18 2016


HRC: I'm Going to Put a Lot of Coal Mining Companies out of Business • Conservative Commandos

March 16 2016


Obama's Last-Year "Plans" Under Fire

January 14 2016


Democrats Sexual Abuse Double Standard & Feminist's Unserious Take On Cologne Attacks • Stacy Petty Show

January 12 2016


Will President's Gun Control Executive Order Stop Gun Violence? Probably Not. • Garrison

January 7 2016


Pre-FBN Debate Analysis & GWU's Censored Women's Film Festival • Stacy Petty

November 10 2015


CNBC moderator Becky Quick used discredited wage gap statistics

October 30 2015


Civil War Brewing Over Caitlyn Jenner • Michael Koolidge

October 27 2015


Hillary Wants to Take Your Guns & Benghazi Hearing Analysis • Andy Caldwell

October 22 2015


Joe Biden Says No To 2016 & Second Amendment Under Fire • Conservative Commandos

October 21 2015


Law against discrimination makes hiring women a challenge

October 9 2015


Hillary Clinton and First Democrat Debate • Garrison

October 8 2015


The New Hillary: Suspension of Disbelief • Garrison

October 8 2015


Republicans hope Carly Fiorina will close the electoral gender gap. Here’s why she won’t.

September 28 2015


Trump's Disparaging Remarks on Fiorina's Face • Vicki McKenna

September 10 2015


Advice for young women in the work place • WCBS Pat Carroll

August 31 2015


Gender-equality numbers reliable? Nah, not so much

August 25 2015


'Women's equality' ranking, by state

August 24 2015


The Forgotten Trump, The Rise of Carly, and the Dishonest Hillary • Garrison

August 20 2015


Netflix and other big tech companies extending parental leave policies • One News Now

August 12 2015


Obama's policies an obstacle for startups

August 6 2015


Hillary Clinton's Reset • Conservative Commandos

June 16 2015


Podcast #12: Technology & Taxes: Costly Policies That Affect Consumers

June 11 2015


Podcast #11: Women LEAD Summit: Moving forward with a positive agenda for women

June 2 2015


The rise of Carly Florina • Vicki McKenna

May 28 2015


IRS targeting saved Obama re-election/Iran & Israel/UVA Rape Scandal • Andy Caldwell

April 9 2015


UVA Rolling Stone Report: A Blemish on Professional Journalism • Bill Martinez Live

April 9 2015


UN deems Israel the only violator of women's rights • Bobby Gunther Walsh

March 26 2015


UN deems Israel top violator of women's rights • Schilling Show

March 23 2015


Poverty & Ferguson/Hillary's Hard Drives/Prof wants to bypass Supreme Court • WIBC Garrison

March 19 2015


Hillary's Hard Drives • Conservative Commandos

March 17 2015


Hillary faces test as women's advocate/What happened to the Abbottabad docs? • Andy Caldwell

March 12 2015


How do we bring more women into top jobs? • BBC Radio

March 6 2015


Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • WCBM Sean and Frank

February 25 2015


Obama Admistration's Internet Power-Grab • WIBC Garrison

February 12 2015


What's behind "No Gender December" • Rick Amato Show

December 16 2014


Supreme Court says small, private companies don't have to provide contraception • Neal Larson Show

July 1 2014


Under Title IX equal opportunities should not mean equal outcomes • SportsTalk 84 with Lachlan McLean

June 25 2014


Is there a hysteria developing about rape on campus? • WIBC Garrison

June 12 2014


Planet Cynical: Valerie Jarrett’s transparently false claims on salary transparency • WIBC Greg Garrison

April 17 2014


Battle of the Ages: Boomers vs Millennials • Stossel

February 27 2014


Hays • Feminization of poverty is a real problem • Garrison on 93WIBC (01.16.14)

January 16 2014


Hays • Why is it so difficult for new college graduates to get hired? • WPHT Dom Giordano (12.18.13)

December 18 2013


Hays • Contraception fight goes to court on religious freedom grounds • Wash Post TV (12.4.13)

December 4 2013


Charlotte Hays joins AM Colorado to discuss the Congressional SNAP challenge

June 24 2013


Charlotte Hays joins the Andy Caldwell Show to discuss why women do not need more government protection

June 11 2013


Charlotte Hays sets the record straight on the pay gap on WGTK's Joe Elliot Show

June 11 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses how women are exceeding men financially and educationally on the Bill Meyer Show

March 26 2013


Facing Up To Our Predicament: Stop Calling These Murders "Senseless"

July 22 2016


Mass. Pay Equity Legislation And The ‘War On Work’

July 15 2016


More and More Students Think They’re Oppressed

July 13 2016


Hillary's Scam Vs. Donald's Scam

July 8 2016


Why Is Fingerprinting Such a Sticky Point for Uber?

June 24 2016


D.C. Minimum Wage Hike: Liberals Feel Dandy, Low-Income Kids Get Hurt

June 10 2016


‘Safe Spaces’?: Not For Guys In Our Feminized College Environments

May 17 2016


Hillary Evolves: More Government Needed to Raise Tots

May 13 2016


Is Camilla the Wicked Stepmother in the Royal Family Drama?

May 6 2016


Hillary, Hill, And Jill

April 29 2016


Equal Pay Day: Hillary's Favorite Holiday

April 15 2016


Donald Trump Breathes New Life into Left’s War on Women

March 18 2016


Nancy Reagan: An Alternative Obituary

March 8 2016


Do Or Die Time

February 19 2016


Women In Combat Isn't Just A Women's Issue

February 18 2016


Steinem, Albright Try Bullying Female Voters into Supporting Hillary

February 11 2016


Muslim Women: Obama's Slap in the Face

February 5 2016


Now, What About The 13 Hours Of Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama?

January 22 2016


Will Bill Clinton's Sexual Past Disturb Hillary's "Women As Victim" Ploy?

January 8 2016


President Obama: Perks Are Great but Get Me Outta Here!

December 18 2015


From Cosmo Girl To Catholic Woman: The Story Of One Woman’s Liberation

December 12 2015


Celebrities, Please Stop Talking About Menopause

December 8 2015


Pathetic Protests

December 4 2015


Religion Of Peace?

November 28 2015


#IsWestDead?

November 20 2015


The Media’s Snob Problem: Trump’s Gold Palace and Carson’s Jesus Painting

November 19 2015


Censored Women's Film Festival: Will There Be a Feminist in the Room?

November 6 2015


GOP Candidates Counter Comic-Book CNBC Panel

October 29 2015


Our Old Friend the Wage Gap: It's Not the Real Story from Latest BLS Stats

October 23 2015


Don’t look now, New England, but political correctness can bite you, too

October 16 2015


Ian Mercer: Gun Control Lecturer

October 9 2015


Progressive Officials: Murdered Woman Should Have Known It Was Unsafe to Visit Mom in Public Housing

September 25 2015


How Achilles Can Help Us Understand Donald Trump

September 11 2015


State of Media Culture: Cop Killer Tweeter Is New York Magazine Martyr

September 11 2015


Shonda Rhimes’ New Habit? Nuns

September 2 2015


Celebrity Diplomats Don’t Help America’s Cause

August 28 2015


When Pigs Fly

August 21 2015


The Forgotten Trump

August 14 2015


Daddy Dearest

August 10 2015


It Takes an Entourage

August 5 2015


Hillary's Jet and Other Global Climate Phonies

July 31 2015


The War on Ordinary People

July 17 2015


Sacramento School: Hey, Let's Dumb Down Education for Immigrants!

July 4 2015


Happy Postmodern Father’s Day!

June 22 2015


New Indiana Rape Law: Anti-Rapist Rather than Anti-Man

June 19 2015


Charnice Milton, An American Daughter

June 5 2015


Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

May 22 2015


Carly Fiorina and the F-Word

May 8 2015


FEC Hearts Hillary

April 24 2015


I Blame “Jackie”: But Rolling Stone and the Columbia J School "Sleuths" Deserve Much More Blame

April 10 2015


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