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:

President Passive: What's Behind the Calm?

July 25 2014


Halbig: Why the Left's "Drafting Error" Shtick Is Laughable

July 24 2014


President Obama's Unbearable Lightness of Being

July 23 2014


Halbig: An Even Bigger Deal than You Think

July 23 2014


All Aboard Fundraiser One

July 23 2014


Obama Administration: New Gauntlet Thrown Down in War on Religious Liberty

July 22 2014


Fireproof Washington: Time to Abolish Tenure in the Civil Service?

July 21 2014


Ravishly Magazine Talks to Christina Hoff Sommers

July 21 2014


What We Learned about President Obama Last Week

July 21 2014


Dems: Hey, Let’s Nullify Religious Liberty

July 18 2014


Flight MH17

July 18 2014


Hypocrisy Alert: Meet a Special OBGYN Practice

July 17 2014


Chicago Newspaper: Raising the Minimum Wage by 57 Percent Could Cost Us Jobs

July 16 2014


Has Political Virtue Become a Fashion Statement?

July 16 2014


Good News For Email Users: We Don't Have to Bail Out the Big Spenders...Yet

July 16 2014


What's Wrong with College Rape Tribunals?

July 16 2014


New York Times: "At Dinner Parties, A Restless Obama Finds Intellectual Escape"

July 15 2014


Delingpole: The “War on Women” Is a “Leftist Construct”

July 14 2014


Do You Want the Taxman to Get His Grasping Hands on Your Internet?

July 14 2014


Eleanor Clift: Is the Campus Rape Crisis Overblown?

July 11 2014


What Happens When You Drive Your Mercedes to Get Your Food Stamps?

July 9 2014


Fighting Sexism in All the Safe Places

July 8 2014


Hypocrisy Alert: Michelle Obama's Sexist Office Pay Scale!

July 7 2014


Carly Fiorina on the "War on Women"

July 7 2014


Why Raising the Minimum Wage Doesn't Help Poor Families

July 7 2014


Jason Riley to White Liberals: Please Stop Helping Us!

July 3 2014


The New Jobs Report: Good News Mixed with Not-so-Good News

July 3 2014


More on Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

July 2 2014


The Factual Feminist: Gender Bias Not Keeping Women from Pursuing Higher Math

July 1 2014


Do You Believe in the Separation of Powers?

June 30 2014


Obama Spinners Put Happy Face on Dismal Economic News

June 26 2014


Title IX: Christina Hoff Sommers on How a Good Law Went Bad...

June 24 2014


College Loan Debt: Why President Obama Is Wrong and Howard Schultz Is Right

June 24 2014


Big Sisterism in the Bedroom?

June 24 2014


Harvey Mansfield on the "Rape Culture" at Harvard

June 23 2014


Rape Victim: Hillary Clinton Lied about Me

June 20 2014


St. Louis Post-Dispatch to George Will: Shut Up!

June 19 2014


Politico: Lois Lerner's "Lost" Emails May Be Gone for Good

June 19 2014


Media Mush: The "Lost" Emails and Hillary Interviews

June 18 2014


Hillary's War on a 12-Year-Old Rape Victim

June 17 2014


Sharyl Attkisson's Questions for the IRS

June 17 2014


Night and Day: Mr. Obama's Busy Schedule

June 17 2014


Not a Good Omen: Hillary Won't Say What She Thinks about the Keystone Pipeline

June 17 2014


Will the President Pivot to Iraq?

June 16 2014


George Will Answers Democratic Senators on Sexual Assault Statistics

June 15 2014


Latest Bogus Figure: 51 Percent Surge in Sex Crimes on Campus

June 13 2014


NeW: A Roster of Redoubtable Women Speakers

June 13 2014


The Fall of Mosul: Hashtags Can't Help the West Now

June 12 2014


Disgraceful: President Uses High School Graduation Speech to Blast Republicans

June 12 2014


Benghazi Bombshell

June 12 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


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 Dave Rutherford Show: The 2012 Race

June 15 2011


The Alana Burke Show: GOP Debate Winners and Losers

June 15 2011


The Amy Oliver Show: GOP Debate Winners and Losers

June 14 2011


Schumer: You Don’t Have to Convert But You Might Not Be Able to Do Business Either

July 18 2014


POTUS and FLOTUS Want Malia and Sasha to Experience Minimum Wage Jobs: The Girls Could Learn a Lot

July 4 2014


Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents Starving without Michelle Obama’s Intervention

June 20 2014


A Soldier for the Age of Obama?

June 6 2014


Dangerous Women: Jill and Hillary

May 23 2014


Boko Haram: Hillary's Bad Choices

May 9 2014


Hillary: The Achievement Gap

April 25 2014


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