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:

Finally! A Liberal Woman Stands Up for Ayaan Hirsi Ali

April 17 2014


Known and Unknown: Donald Rumsfeld Says he Doesn't Understand His Tax Forms

April 16 2014


A Note from the Groves of Academe: Porn Expert Professes Delicate Sensibilities

April 16 2014


A Change at the Census Bureau: Just in Time to Hide the Effects of ObamaCare

April 16 2014


Blogger to "Paycheck Fairness" Act: Stay Dead

April 15 2014


The New Normal: More Women on Food Stamps than Working Full Time

April 15 2014


U.S. Internet Oversight: Stand Up for Freedom of Speech

April 14 2014


Senator Boxer Outdoes Herself: Says Keystone Pipeline Will Cause Cancer

April 14 2014


Christina Hoff Sommers: The Factual Feminist

April 11 2014


Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the Closing of the Liberal Mind

April 11 2014


IRS Targeting Scandal: Lerner Emails Contain More than Smidgens

April 10 2014


The Shame of Brandeis

April 9 2014


More on the White House's Bad Equal Pay Day

April 9 2014


White House Not Enjoying Equal Pay Day as Much as Usual This Year?

April 8 2014


More on the 77 Cents Myth...

April 8 2014


Charles Murray: Context Matters

April 3 2014


McCutcheon: A Victory for Free Speech

April 3 2014


Report: ObamaCare to Costs Companies Hundreds of Billions

April 3 2014


The Vanishing Middle Class

April 3 2014


Not an April Fool's Joke: Iran's New Ambassador to the United Nations

April 1 2014


Radical Notion Proposed at Panel: Marriage Is Beneficial for Women and Children

April 1 2014


April Fool's Day: Administration Touting ObamaCare as a HUGE Success

April 1 2014


The Bloom Is Off the Vogue

March 31 2014


ObamaCare Milestone--Sort of: Welcome to the Day Formerly Called a "Deadline"

March 31 2014


What a Wonderful World: You Don't Have to Master a Subject Before Teaching It

March 28 2014


Fanciful Thinking: Obama at Large

March 28 2014


POTUS: ObamaCare Signups Hit 6 Million

March 28 2014


Is Our Government Bureaucracy Politicized?

March 27 2014


Is There a Man in Your Life Who Fits the Title of “Gentleman”?

March 26 2014


Justice Sotomayor: Hey, Why Can't Hobby Lobby Just Pay a Penalty and Move On?

March 26 2014


The Junk Science and Ancient Surveys Behind the "Ban Bossy" Campaign

March 25 2014


New Suffrage Cry: One Woman, Six Votes!

March 24 2014


Elle Magazine's Ten Most Powerful Women in DC

March 23 2014


Washington Post Columnist: Play the Gender Card, Hillary

March 23 2014


New York Times Headline: Obama to Promote Extended Economic Opportunities for Women

March 20 2014


New Ammo in the (Twitter) Fight Over the Minimum Wage

March 20 2014


Spring Break?

March 19 2014


Innocent Abroad: Faculty Lounge Meets World

March 19 2014


Hip President Finding World Confusing...

March 18 2014


Mitt Romney: Why U.S. Now Has No Good Options Abroad

March 18 2014


Jobs Numbers: There's Hidden Rot

March 17 2014


Say It Ain't So, Warren: President's BFF Comes Out Against Minimum Wage Hike

March 17 2014


Women Voters: How Will They Perform in the Midterms?

March 17 2014


President Obama: Jobs Schmobs

March 14 2014


Stossel: Debunking the "War on Women" from a Libertarian Perspective

March 13 2014


The Saga of Duke University's Adult Film Star Coed Shows that the Hook-Up Culture Has Run Amok

March 12 2014


Christina Hoff Sommers on the Gender Revolution that Wasn't

March 11 2014


Blind Bill de Blasio: Are Real Low-Income Families Invisible to Him?

March 11 2014


Media Note: Sharyl Attkisson's Departure from CBS Is Fraught with Meaning

March 11 2014


Why Vladimir Putin Hearts the U.S. Sage Grouse

March 11 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


Charlotte Hays discusses some surprising new Census data on just how far women have come on the Vicki McKenna Show

March 25 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the sequester and the President's visit to Israel on the Andy Caldwell Show

March 21 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the soda ban and Mayor Bloomberg on the Lockwood Phillips Show

March 13 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the sequester on the Andy Caldwell Show

March 8 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses VAWA on the Reid Mullins Show

March 4 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses sequestration and VAWA on The Andy Caldwell Show

February 21 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses what to expect in the State of the Union Address on Conservative Commandos Radio Show

February 12 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the war against boys on KFKA's AM Colorado

February 11 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses boys being boys and underachievement in school on The Diane Jones Morning Show

February 8 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses Panetta's call to lift ban for women in combat on the Casey Hendrickson Show

January 24 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses women in combat on the Vicki McKenna Show

January 24 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the record number of women in Senate with Reid Mullins

January 4 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses Jovan Belcher's brutal crime and guns with Andy Caldwell

December 5 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses women's trust issues with the GOP on the Bill LuMaye Show

November 15 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the GOP women problem with KVI's John Carlson

November 13 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses new polling and disappearing gender gap on WOWO with Casey Hendrickson

October 9 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the culture of dependency on the Andy Caldwell Show

September 28 2012


Charlotte Hays reacts to the final evening of the DNC on The Schilling Show

September 7 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses Akin comments and the so-called "War on Women" on WRHU-FM

August 22 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the so-called "War on Women" and the women vote on The Frank Beckmann Show

August 21 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the heated debate over women on The Randy Tobler Show

August 18 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the left's untruth about Paul Ryan and women on The Vinnie Penn Project

August 15 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the July jobs report on WTMA's Morning Buzz

August 3 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses how the economy has affected the number of rich people to tax on The Neal Larson Show

July 16 2012


Charlottes Hays discusses taxes on WTMA's Morning Buzz

July 13 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the low June jobs report on The G. Gordon Liddy Show

July 9 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses recent jobs report on AM Colorado

July 9 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the grim unemployment outlook on AM Colorado

July 9 2012


What's Up with Terry Lowry: Is President Obama an Economic Illiterate?

July 19 2011


The Mike Schikman Show: Is President Obama an Economic Illiterate?

July 14 2011


The Alana Burke Show: Drawdown of Troops in Afghanistan

June 29 2011


What's Up with Terry Lowry: ObamaNEYcare

June 20 2011


The Dana Show: Wal-Mart Case Decision

June 20 2011


IWF in the News: Barack Hearts Debbie's 'Cute Smile'

June 18 2011


The Mike Schikman Show: GOP Debate Winners and Losers

June 16 2011


The Alana Burke Show: GOP Debate Winners and Losers

June 15 2011


The Dave Rutherford Show: The 2012 Race

June 15 2011


The Amy Oliver Show: GOP Debate Winners and Losers

June 14 2011


The Alana Burke Show: Abandoning Six Soldiers and Nanny Cams on Lunch Trays

May 17 2011


The Alana Burke Show: Bin Laden's Death

May 3 2011


The John McConnell Show: Bin Laden's Death

May 2 2011


The Amy Oliver Show: Bin Laden's Death

May 2 2011


Planet Cynical: Valerie Jarrett’s Transparently False Claims on Salary Transparency

April 11 2014


The Snake Pit: Michelle Obama’s hell hole of an East Wing

March 28 2014


The Bossy Chronicles

March 13 2014


The New Courtiers: Or Things You Can No Longer Say “in the Shadow of the West Wing”

February 28 2014


Rules of Engagement for the "War on Women"

January 31 2014


The Itsy-Bitsy Speech

January 29 2014


Five Reasons Not to Take The Shriver Report Seriously—and One Reason to Take It Very, Very Seriously

January 21 2014


What Happened When North Carolina Slashed Unemployment Benefits? People Got Jobs…Weird

January 17 2014


Obama: The Enemy of “Lives as Usual”

January 3 2014


The Unappealing Spectacle of Wretched Excess

December 20 2013


When Did Class Warfare Become the New Normal?

December 6 2013


Why White Trash Habits Keep Grads in the Parental Basement

December 3 2013


“Health” Insurance for Hook-Ups

November 22 2013


Kanye and Kim’s Wedding Proposal and the Decline of ‘Elite Values’

November 14 2013


The World Is My Selfie

November 8 2013


When Did White Trash Become Normal?

November 2 2013


Don't Fire Secretary Sebelius!

October 25 2013


Michelle, Michelle, How Does Your (White House) Garden Grow?

October 18 2013


Our Severely Disabled Disability System

October 11 2013


Terry McAuliffe and Democrats Continue To Wage a War for Women

September 27 2013


When the Phony “War on Women” Becomes Moot

September 13 2013


President Bluffer Plays Poker with Assad

August 30 2013


The Decayed Press Corps' Rotten Questions

August 16 2013


Obama's United States of Pick Pocketing

August 2 2013


American Graffiti 2.0: Whatever Happened to Summer?

July 19 2013


The Royal Presidency

July 5 2013


Miss Utah: Is a Ms. Magazine Subscription the Latest Must-Have For a Pageant Contestant?

June 21 2013


No, Mr. Volcker, Distrust in Government is Good

June 7 2013


The Destruction of Our Culture of Self-Reliance and Civic Society

May 24 2013


Boston Strong: Behind the Bluster

May 3 2013


Warren Buffett Has His Secretary—and Barack Obama Has…Me

April 19 2013


Stuart Stevens’ Quiet Moments

April 5 2013


VAWA Advice for Members of Congress

February 20 2013


The President's Middle Class Head Fake: It’s Time for a Middle Class Wake Up Call

December 11 2012


President Obama's Feminist Seduction: They're Being Had by a Smooth Talker

August 14 2012


Why “You Didn’t Build That” Won’t Go Away

July 31 2012


Uniforms Manufactured in China; Rage Manufactured on Capitol Hill

July 17 2012


Americans Shouldn't Give Up on Lives As Usual

July 3 2012


Don't Wave the White Flag in the Gender Wars

April 24 2012


Crestfallen Liberals Failed to Take Constitution Seriously

April 3 2012


Taxpayer Cry: Not One Penny for Drag Shows!

March 20 2012


Obamacare's Unconstitutionality

March 6 2012


President Blameless

March 1 2012


Wanted: An Honest Discussion About the Violence Against Women Act

February 14 2012


The NEA's Plan: Keep Your "Kids" Captive Longer

January 31 2012


Chivalry Sinks under Equality's Murky Waters

January 20 2012


Ron Paul, Legislative Hero

January 17 2012


President Obama: Champion or Enemy of the Middle Class?

January 3 2012


Time Glorifies Protestors, Regardless of Their Cause

December 20 2011


Barack Obama's America, In His Own Words

December 6 2011