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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:

What Was Hillary's Reason for Opposing Keystone?

September 23 2015

Hillary Clinton: I'm Against the Keystone Pipeline

September 23 2015

Walker Is Out

September 22 2015

A District Attorney Responds to Jared Polis

September 21 2015

Obama Administration Doesn't Heart Conservative College

September 21 2015

Is It Time to Consider a "Sell By" Date for Our Elected Officials?

September 21 2015

Bowe Bergdahl Has a Mitigating Factor: He Grew Up in Idaho

September 21 2015

Navy and Marines Soon May Be in Combat over Women on the Front Lines

September 18 2015

Disability Codependents

September 18 2015

Free Pre-K and Inequality: Not Quite What It Is Cracked Up to Be

September 18 2015

ObamaCare Vs. Religious Liberty: Important Ruling Yesterday

September 18 2015

Fiorina Doesn't Play the Gender Card

September 18 2015

Debate Night: Great for Fiorina, Not So Great for Trump

September 17 2015

Americans Still Not Warming to Redistribution to Counter Income Inequality

September 16 2015

No Experienced Politicians Need Apply

September 16 2015

Seattle Now Has a "Garbage Gestapo"

September 16 2015

What Would You Say to $18 Trillion More in Debt?

September 15 2015

What Questions Would You Like to Hear in Tomorrow's GOP Debate?

September 15 2015

Net Neutrality: Not Having a Neutral Effect on Broadband Investments

September 15 2015

Female Captain and Airborne Soldier: Be Careful What You Wish For . . .

September 15 2015

Democrat Congressman: Let's Not Get Hung-Up Over Guilt or Innocence in Campus Sex Assault Allegations

September 14 2015

Awesome Carly Ad: Yes, Look at This Face!

September 14 2015

Cop Killings: Good-Bye Rule of Law?

September 14 2015

Daily Beast: Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?

September 14 2015

The Iran Deal and the Levers of Power

September 11 2015

September 11

September 11 2015

Two Brit Lawyers' Spat over Sexist Language Garners National Attention and Raises Serious Question: Would You Hire Either of These Jerks?

September 11 2015

Trump's Disparaging Remarks on Fiorina's Face

September 10 2015

ObamaCare Update: Nearly a Fourth Have Lost or Dropped Their Policies Since Winter

September 9 2015

AEI Political Report: Everything You'll Ever Want to Know about Women and Politics

September 9 2015

Where Do Microaggressions Come From?

September 9 2015

Question: When Is a Treaty Not a Treaty?

September 9 2015

Good News: Experts Are Beginning to Recognize Relationship of Unwed Births and Poverty

September 8 2015

Panetta: Pass the Really, Really Bad Iran Nuke Deal

September 8 2015

How Did President Obama Spend His Labor Day Holiday?

September 8 2015

Labor Day, 2015

September 5 2015

Emails: It Takes a Village . . . to Wait on Hillary

September 4 2015

Will Iran Be Able to Give Those Deserving Terrorist Fighters a Raise?

September 4 2015

Slow News Day: Hillary to Launch New Women's Initiative

September 4 2015

Minimum Wage Hike: Manufacturing, Not Fast-Food Industry, Will Be Hardest Hit

September 3 2015

What To Tell Your Son about the Topless Women of Times Square

September 3 2015

Do Foreign Spies Heart Hillary?

September 3 2015

Hillary's Capital Gains Proposals: Tried in the 1930s with Disastrous Results

September 3 2015

Iran Deal: Obama Has the Votes

September 2 2015

Debate Update: Carly Likely On Stage!

September 2 2015

Clinton Emails: Hey, Let's Impeach Justice Thomas!

September 2 2015

IWF's Lean Together Book on Cosmo Top Twenty!

September 1 2015

Charen: The Right and Left Get It Wrong about Campus Rape

August 31 2015

Ain't No Mountain High Enough . . . to Escape President Obama's Executive Fiat

August 31 2015

Magazine: Obama Administration's Campus Sexual Guidelines Built on a Psychologist's Shaky Research

August 28 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

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

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

Like a Rolling Stone: You Don’t Have to Have Two Pulitzers Under Your Belt to Know How the Magazine Got it Wrong

March 26 2015

Hard Drives

March 12 2015

Net Neutrality Will Become the Internet’s ObamaCare

February 27 2015

College Experiment: You’re Not Doomed Without A Degree

February 13 2015

Are You Still Charlie?

January 30 2015

Our Misplaced Faith in the Magical Power of "Education"

January 16 2015

GQ, We’re Not Laughing With You, But At You

December 19 2014

The Legacy of Michael Brown and the Future of Young Black Men

December 5 2014

A Tale of Two Substances

November 21 2014

Bye-bye, Sandra Fluke. Hello, Joni Ernst

November 7 2014

A Glimmer of Hope for American Academia?

October 24 2014

Ebola and the Affordable Care Act

October 10 2014

How I Wish “Watters World” Had Covered the People’s Climate March

September 26 2014

Has the "War on Women" Jumped the Shark?

September 12 2014

United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

August 29 2014

"Affirmative Consent" Laws Create More Confusion and Problems Than They Would Solve

August 15 2014

American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"

August 1 2014

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

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