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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 Star Chamber Comes to American Campuses

October 21 2016

State Official to FBI: We'll Give You something Really Nice if You Just Reclassify that Email

October 18 2016

What Would President Hillary Mean for ObamaCare?

October 18 2016

Democratic Governor Is Latest ObamaCare Defector

October 14 2016

Will the NAACP Come Out Against Advancement through Education?

October 14 2016

Ever Feel Like a Medieval Peasant?

October 13 2016

Chicago Teachers Union Deal: Restrictions on Charter Growth

October 12 2016

More on the Consumer Bureau Ruling

October 12 2016

Wikileaks Reveals that Hillary Probably Knows the Truth about that $15 Minimum Wage

October 11 2016

In Praise of Part-Time Lawmakers

October 11 2016

Oops! Lefty Think Tank (Inadvertently) Admits that Sexual Discrimination Is Not the Key Factor in Wage Gap

October 11 2016

George Will on America's Idle Men

October 7 2016

Outrage: Smithsonian Slights Justice Clarence Thomas

October 6 2016

Victor Davis Hanson on a Nation of Whiners

October 6 2016

What Does ObamaCare Have in Common with London Bridge?

October 6 2016

Implicit Media Bias

October 5 2016

The Harrisonburg 19: They're Dead. But Why Let a Little Thing Like That Stop You from Voting?

October 5 2016

Obama Administration's Smart Diplomacy: Hey, Let's Make Sure Dictators Have Some Control of the Internet

October 5 2016

Why Bill Clinton's Trashing ObamaCare Isn't Really Such Good News

October 4 2016

The Lessons of Dunbar School

October 4 2016

A Good Way to Judge President Obama's Economic Achievements: By His Own Standards

October 4 2016

On the Road to Another Subprime Meltdown?

October 3 2016

What REALLY Matters about the Trump Tax Returns

October 3 2016

DC Cabbies May Get Some Relief from Onerous Regulations

September 30 2016

The Latest Secret Deal with Iran: Do You Ever Think We Got Had?

September 30 2016

Update: The Mall Shooter WAS a Naturalized U.S. Citizen

September 30 2016

Man Overboard!

September 30 2016

Obama Administration Gives One More Gift to Feminists: A New Army Workplace Gender Police

September 29 2016

Mall Shooter Wasn't a Citizen--Never Mind, He Voted Anyway

September 29 2016

Time to Find Your "Implicit Bias"

September 29 2016

MSM Continues to Lionize Baltimore Prosecutor

September 29 2016

A Question That Should Never Have Been Asked

September 28 2016

The EPA Vs. the Constitution: Oral Arguments Tomorrow

September 26 2016

Trump, Child Care, and Conservative Principles

September 26 2016


September 26 2016

Hillary's Plan for Helping the Poor: Let Them Eat Platitudes

September 23 2016

Hillary's Killer Death Tax

September 23 2016

What's Better than Driverless Cars? Moderator-less Debates!

September 22 2016

The Monday Night Presidential Debate: The Topic Should Be Terror

September 22 2016

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Her Plan for "Helping" the Poor

September 21 2016

The Existential Meaning of Jimmy Fallon's Encounter with America's Most Famous Combover

September 21 2016

Can You Tell the Difference between Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault?

September 20 2016

Terror and PC Pieties: We May Find They Don't Mix

September 20 2016

Should Supreme Court Justices Be Elected?

September 16 2016

Who Could Have Predicted This?: Report Says High-Earning New Yorkers Fleeing High Taxes

September 16 2016

Time Mag: Trump Loses Late Night TV

September 16 2016

Amanpour: Can’t a Girl Have a Sick Day or Two?

September 15 2016

More on Trump and Child Care

September 15 2016

Les Deplorables

September 15 2016

Trump's Child Care Plan Being Misrepresented in Media

September 14 2016

Phyllis Schlafly's Legacy: 'She Encouraged Us To Speak Out And Speak Boldly'

September 7 2016

IWF Pokes Holes In 'Gender Gap'

August 26 2016

Study: It’s ‘Unhealthy’ For Young Men To Be Breadwinners

August 22 2016

More E-Mail Trouble For Hillary Clinton • Garrison

August 12 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

Wikileaks: Clinton Campaign Probably Knows the Truth about Job Loss and the $15 Minimum Wage Hike

October 14 2016

Stop and Frisk: The Inner City's Best Friend

September 30 2016

A New Theory of the (Male) Leisure Class

September 16 2016

Don’t Call Me Ms.: The Life and Times of Phyllis Schlafly

September 7 2016

Hooray For The Humanities!

September 1 2016

Long Overdue Wisdom from Donald Trump on Race, Law, and Order

August 19 2016

Second District Court Of Appeals: Two (Genders) Can Tango With Title IX

August 5 2016

Neat Trick: Clinton Plans to Do the Same Old Thing but Get Different Results

July 31 2016

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


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

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