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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:

Fiorina Is Out

February 10 2016


National Review Weighs in on Women Registering for the Draft: "Barbaric"

February 9 2016


Cuddly Bernie Is Also Peddling a Stale Commodity: Class Warfare

February 9 2016


Cruz: "Nuts" to Require Women to Register for the Draft

February 8 2016


Crime without Punishment

February 5 2016


Dodgy Question: Should Women Be Required to Register for the Draft?

February 5 2016


What Is the Minimum Wage When a Wal-Mart Closes?

February 5 2016


Media Almost Ignores Ethnicity of GOP's Hispanic Candidates

February 4 2016


Not on the Bus Yet: Elizabeth Warren

February 4 2016


Congress on the Brink

February 3 2016


White House: Hey, Republicans Have Got to Take Part of the Blame for the Mess We Made

February 2 2016


Mrs. Clinton and the Middle Class Voter

February 2 2016


A Different Kind of Gender Gap

February 1 2016


Gail Sheehy: Boomer Women Should Love Hillary!

February 1 2016


Last Night's Trump-Free Debate Focused on . . . The Issues

January 29 2016


Obama Administration Gender-Wage Disclosures Will End Up Hurting Women

January 29 2016


Cowardice in Rome

January 28 2016


Is the Dowager Countess of Grantham a Tea Partier?

January 26 2016


Hillary's Feminist Fantasy Fizzling Fast?

January 26 2016


Stay-at-Home Dads: Let's Face It--Mom Does It Better

January 26 2016


Caitlin Flanagan: Why I Won't Vote for Hillary Clinton

January 25 2016


Who Is Responsible for Flint's Toxic Water?

January 25 2016


It's National School Choice Week!

January 25 2016


Question: How Stupid and Vicious Do They Think We Are?

January 25 2016


How Bad Is Hillary's Email Problem?

January 22 2016


Person Overboard! Person Overboard!

January 21 2016


Will the Supreme Court Address the Matter of Presidential Power Grabs?

January 21 2016


GOP: All Candiates Favor Lower Taxes and Simplified Returns

January 21 2016


New York Times: '90s Scandals Threaten to Erode Hillary Clinton's Strength with Women

January 20 2016


Hey, Did Tina Fey Just Endorse Donald Trump?

January 20 2016


More on the Walmart Closings: It's the Politicians, Stupid!

January 20 2016


A Seasoned Court Watcher Makes a Prediction in the California Teachers Case Now Before the Supreme Court

January 15 2016


What Does It Take to Be an Existential Threat, Mr. President?

January 15 2016


The GOP Debate: Who Won? Who Lost?

January 15 2016


About that Female Sailor Who Was Seized by the Iranians . . .

January 14 2016


TransCanada Lawsuit: Obama's Keystone Denial Was "Purely Political" and Unconstitutional

January 14 2016


Phoning It In: Last Night's SOTU

January 13 2016


Bill Clinton: Do His Scandals Look Different in the Age of Progressive Consent?

January 12 2016


Update on Supreme Court and Non-Union Teachers: Lookin' Good

January 12 2016


A Feminist Blogger's Essentially Unserious Take on Cologne Attacks

January 12 2016


Secretary of Navy: Coed Boot Camps or Else!

January 11 2016


Rally for Workplace Freedom as Supreme Court Takes Up Suit by Ten California Teachers

January 8 2016


Why Hillary Gets the Wage Gap Wrong

January 8 2016


Columnist: Hillary Clinton Is Running the Most Sexist Campaign Ever

January 8 2016


Keystone Update: TransCanada Sues Obama Administration

January 8 2016


Child Abuse: Two New Hagiographic Books for Tots about Hillary

January 8 2016


2015: A Busy Year for Patent Trolls

January 7 2016


Unseemly: Grandstanding--and Weeping--about Guns

January 6 2016


Click if You Are Disturbed that this Anti-First Amendment Professor Is Still Employed at Mizzou

January 5 2016


Executive Overreach Alert: President's Gun Control Announcement Coming This Morning

January 5 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


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


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


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


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