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Carrie L. Lukas is president of Independent Women's Forum. She is the author of Checking Progressive Privilege, co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing. Lukas also serves as Vice President for Policy and Economics at Independent Women's Voice.

Lukas's writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Post. She contributes to the National Review and Forbes.com, She's testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security and House Committee on Education and the Workforce subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on paid leave.

Before joining IWF in 2003, Lukas worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee and for the Cato Institute. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. 

 

 

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Recent Articles:

Two Truths and a Lie: Female Genital Mutilation

October 8 2019


VIDEO: Paid Leave Sounds Nice, But...

August 22 2019


Checking Progressive Privilege

July 23 2019


Two Truths and A Lie: Childcare Costs

March 26 2019


Two Truths and A Lie: Social Security

March 12 2019


More Unfair Attacks on a Conservative Woman

February 7 2019


More Progressive Privilege: When Campus Women Centers Exclude Conservatives

January 11 2019


On the 2nd Day of Christmas: IWF President Carrie Lukas

December 14 2018


DeSantis Victory in Florida May Be Thanks to Support for School Choice

November 27 2018


Better Off Now

November 5 2018


Let's Learn the Right Lessons From Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

May 31 2018


Wireless Technology Is Changing More Than Communication

January 31 2017


Beware of Bailouts and Other Bad Precedents

June 1 2016


More Companies Expanding Paid Leave Programs—Without Government

November 20 2015


Unsafe Spaces – On Campus and in Paris

November 14 2015


Private Industry Needs to Do What It Can To Protect Consumers from Fraud

October 20 2015


This Is Legal?

October 18 2015


Death by Patent Troll

September 30 2015


A Real Debate of Paid Leave Policy

September 28 2015


Creative Solutions for Preventing Intellectual Property Theft

September 24 2015


Technological Innovation Continues

September 14 2015


Let Private Parties Decide What’s Fair

September 10 2015


Common Sense Reforms Needed for Our "Justice" System

September 3 2015


Obama Administration Greenlights Arctic Oil Exploration….For Now

August 18 2015


Don't Cry Sexism

August 17 2015


What Technology Makes Possible

July 28 2015


Of Course Cost Matters

June 25 2015


Protecting Pregnant Workers Without Harming Their Economic Opportunities

June 17 2015


A Copyright Office For The Modern Age

June 12 2015


Keep the Internet Tax Free

June 10 2015


How High Will It Go?

June 8 2015


Government Shouldn’t Give Diet Advice That Could Be Dead Wrong

June 4 2015


Market-based Health Care Reforms Are Working in Florida

June 4 2015


Big News in Education Reform

June 3 2015


Behind the Times on Credit Card Protection

June 1 2015


Technology We Take for Granted

May 29 2015


The New York Times Finally Gets It

May 28 2015


Are wife bonuses really an outrage?

May 18 2015


Does Anyone in Government Ever Think They Have Enough Money?

May 13 2015


Warning: Electricity Prices Could Soar

April 21 2015


Even Higher Taxes for Maryland?

April 17 2015


Parenting and the State

April 15 2015


Hillary Runs for President… Again

April 13 2015


The Danger of Low Expectations

April 7 2015


Energy Exploration Is Saving the Economy, For Now Anyway…

April 1 2015


Caution: A New Scientific Study Is Released

March 17 2015


In Honor of International Women's Day, Let's Appreciate What's Fueled Women's Progress

March 9 2015


Oscar-Winner Arquette Needs a New Script

February 23 2015


Women and ISIS

February 5 2015


Murder with a Message

January 9 2015


Strong Economy Allows Businesses to Determine Their Own Minimum Wage • Your World with Neil Cavuto

November 5 2019


Coalition Letter: ATR Leads Coalition Opposed to Pelosi's 95 Percent Drug Tax

October 15 2019


Location, location, huge mortgage, location

September 5 2019


Is civility a lost cause?

August 31 2019


Progressive Privilege Does Everyone A Disservice • Point of View

August 28 2019


‘Gender stereotypes’: Judge rules Harvard sanctions on single-sex clubs may violate Title IX

August 14 2019


"Checking Progressive Privilege" shines a light on political intolerance • Larry O'Connor Show

August 12 2019


Letter in Support of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

August 6 2019


Checking Progressive Privilege and the Exclusion of Conservative Voices • Bill Meyer Show

July 23 2019


New book: Checking Progressive Privilege [Encounter Books: Carrie Lukas]

July 22 2019


Checking Progressive Privilege with Carrie Lukas • WMAL

July 18 2019


Blackburn Leads Bicameral Bill Protecting Women and Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

June 28 2019


Letter in Support of Ernst-Gardner Over-the-Counter Birth Control Bill

June 14 2019


Poll: 73 Percent of Americans Approve of Paid Family Leave

May 7 2019


Booming Economy is Frustrating Democrats • Stacy on the Right

May 6 2019


IWF Signs on to Coalition Letter: Intermediate Bodies Rule

May 1 2019


Paid Leave Advocates Should Focus on Returning Resources & Decision-Making to Parents

April 29 2019


IWF Signs On to Coalition Opposing Economic, Social & Gun Policy in the Violence Against Women Act

April 25 2019


Professors, scholars call on Congress to punish schools that fail to protect speech

April 25 2019


IWF Signs On to Coalition Urging Congress to Prioritize, Streamline, and Innovate U.S. Infrastructure Spending Without Raising Taxes

April 15 2019


Social Security Administration: Rubio-Romney Earned Leave Proposal Doesn't Jeopardize Social Security

April 11 2019


Conservatives Take on 'Credibility Gap' on Health Care, Push Localized Reform

April 4 2019


'Equal Pay Day' Perpetuates the Mythical Gender-Wage Gap

April 3 2019


Women Labeled Victims by the Gender Pay Gap Myth • Chasing News

April 2 2019


Equal Pay Day is 'Misleading Effort' to Make Women Feel Slighted at Work

April 2 2019


Pay gap exists, but it's smaller than you think

April 2 2019


CEI Comments on Proposed Rule Decertification of Representatives

April 1 2019


On Equal Pay Day, Make Women & Men Aware of How Decisions Impact Earnings

March 31 2019


Explainer: Republican lawmakers unveil paid family leave plan

March 29 2019


Marco Rubio vows to 'preach the gospel' to GOP on paid family leave

March 27 2019


GOP lawmakers offer paid parental leave legislation linked to Social Security

March 27 2019


A Conservative Paid Leave Proposal That Is Fair And Flexible

March 27 2019


Coalition Letter: Support Intellectual Property

March 15 2019


Coalition Letter: Gene Replacement Therapy

March 15 2019


IWF Praises Sens. Joni Ernst and Mike Lee for Leadership on Paid Leave

March 12 2019


Children Don't Need 'Day Care For All,' They Need Their Mothers

March 1 2019


Opportunity for Women with the Freedom Movement

February 22 2019


Warren Proposes Federal Universal Childcare Program

February 20 2019


Carrie Lukas Guest Hosts WMAL and Talks Paid Family Leave

February 14 2019


Push for paid family leave heats up ahead of 2020

February 14 2019


Today Harvard blacklists sororities – tomorrow it could blacklist church members, sororities say

February 12 2019


Are Gender Studies Courses One-Sided? • Bold Politics

February 8 2019


Is There Any Intellectual Value in ‘Gender Studies’?

January 30 2019


I’m A Conservative Woman Who Supports Trump And I Attended The Women’s March. Here’s What Happened.

January 21 2019


National Women's March struggles to overcome a year of controversy

January 17 2019


The Women’s March in Year 3: Can the movement overcome a year of controversy and division?

January 17 2019


EVENT: March For ALL Women Rally and Meetup on Jan. 19 in Washington, DC

January 16 2019


Is the Media Biased Towards Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? • Bold Politics

January 11 2019


Bill de Blasio Proposes Mandated Paid Vacations Because 'New Yorkers Need a Break'

January 9 2019


Check Your Progressive Privilege, Carrie Lukas President of the Independent Women's Forum • Americhicks

January 9 2019


Elizabeth Warren’s Family-Leave Plan Would Weaken Family Relationships

September 27 2019


I took on a big mortgage to live near a certain public school. Parents need school choice.

August 29 2019


Progressive Privilege Harms Conservative and Progressive Causes

July 30 2019


One Type Of Diversity Never Seems To Matter

July 23 2019


Don't Use The National Defense Authorization Act To Push Unrelated Financial Regulations

July 15 2019


Calm Down But Don't Forget Common Sense

June 20 2019


Paid leave bill would hurt families

May 21 2019


Congress can expand paid leave and help workers save with bipartisan support

May 15 2019


Flexibility, Responsibility, Fairness: What Moms -- and All Americans -- Want from Paid Leave

May 7 2019


Girls and Women Deserve Single-Sex Sports

May 3 2019


Advance "Paycheck Fairness" With Tax Reform

April 18 2019


Granite Caregiving Act would hurt families that need help

April 11 2019


Time to Confirm New Leadership at the EEOC

April 8 2019


Reforming Social Security to give parents more control

April 8 2019


Senators Ernst and Lee Introduce Conservative Earned-Leave Bill

March 12 2019


It's Not Just AOC Who's Got Radical Ideas for Expanding Government

March 5 2019


Likability always matters in politics

February 28 2019


Elizabeth Warren’s Misguided Child-Care Plan

February 19 2019


Gender Studies’ Value Is Under Question—And for Good Reason

January 30 2019


Not my Women’s March

January 19 2019


Paid Leave Policy Must Recognize Trade-Offs

January 17 2019


Senate Report Shows How U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages

January 11 2019


Another Reason There Are So Few Elected Republican Women

December 18 2018


Check Your Progressive Privilege

December 13 2018


No, the ‘Real Gender Wage Gap’ Isn’t 51 Percent

November 30 2018


Shaming Women Who Vote Right

November 14 2018


Why so busy? Our flawed college system takes toll on families years before tuition is due

November 12 2018


For Independents, It’s About the Direction of the Country

October 31 2018


Dehumanizing Men

October 16 2018


Women and Men Aren’t at War — and Both Care about Due Process

October 9 2018


Taylor Swift Buys the Democrats’ Marketing; Tennesseans Shouldn’t

October 9 2018


Women and Men Aren’t At War–And All Care About Due Process

October 9 2018


California Quota Bill Won't Help Women

October 1 2018


The Link Between Benefits and Take-Home Pay

September 27 2018


Government Already Pays Some Paid-Leave Costs

September 14 2018


Preventing the Crowd-Out of Private Benefit Plans

September 6 2018


Making Social Security More Flexible is an Idea Worth Further Inquiry and Serious Debate

August 29 2018


Introducing Flexibility Into A Government Program Isn't The Same As Expanding It

August 21 2018


The Family Act would leave all workers with less take-home pay

August 3 2018


The Rubio-Wagner Bills Help Workers by Modernizing Social Security

August 1 2018


Conservatives Obsessing about the Social Security Trust Fund Miss the Big Picture

July 9 2018


Paid Leave Won't Destroy Social Security, But Improve It

July 2 2018


So-Called Experts Who See America as Among Worst Places for Women Are Deeply Delusional

June 27 2018


Candidates’ Views — Not Their Gender — Is What Matters

June 11 2018


FGM Shouldn’t Have a Place in the U.S. — or Anywhere

May 21 2018


Reader’s Digest Needlessly Worries Moms

May 15 2018


Urge Graduates to Create a Culture of Kindness and Respect

May 13 2018


'Abstinence only' is the wrong approach to vaping products

May 8 2018


Social Security Paid Leave: Let’s Have an Honest Discussion of the Trade-offs

April 27 2018


Social Security Paid Leave: Let’s Have an Honest Discussion of the Trade-offs

April 27 2018


Takeaways: Time to Modernize Social Security

November 27 2018


Policy Focus: Time to Modernize Social Security

November 16 2018


Takeaways: A Market in Higher Education

May 10 2018


Policy Focus: A Market in Higher Education

May 2 2018


Policy Focus: Modernizing Flexible Spending Accounts

December 17 2017


Policy Focus: Flexible Scheduling

August 18 2017


Policy Focus: Promoting Child Care Choice

January 16 2017


Report: Working For Young Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Millennial Women's Lives

September 26 2016


Policy Focus: Overtime Regulations

September 21 2016


Report: Working For Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women's Lives

March 12 2016


Policy Focus: Regulations And Child-Care Costs

December 9 2015


Policy Focus: Women In The Economy

August 24 2015


Policy Focus: The Gainful Employment Rule

September 25 2014


Policy Focus: The FAMILY Act

January 12 2014


Policy Focus: The Real Debt Crisis

October 18 2013


Policy Focus: Minimum Wage

August 14 2013


Dependency on Government

October 16 2012


Paycheck Fairness Act

June 11 2012


Policy Focus: Government Over-Spending

January 24 2011


Policy Brief #27: FMLA Benefits for Part-Time Workers Would Hurt Those They Are Supposed to Help

January 6 2010


Policy Brief #26: New FMLA Regulations Provided Needed Clarity to Law

October 10 2009


Policy Brief #24: National Health Care in Canada: Lessons in Rationing

July 23 2009


Policy Brief #22: Keep Uncle Sam Away from Toddlers:The Case Against Government Funding for Preschool

June 11 2009


Policy Brief #19: Hawaii's Lesson in the Perils of Universal Health Insurance

March 23 2009


Policy Brief #18: Mandated Paid Sick Leave: The Wrong Medicine for Workers

March 18 2009


Policy Brief #15: Expanding SCHIP Doesn't Fix Real Problems in U.S. Healthcare System

January 26 2009


Policy Brief #14: Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act and Other Government-mandated Leave Benefits: A Preview of the 111th Congress

January 22 2009


Position Paper No. 609: Excellence, Not Gender Parity, Should Be Priority for STEM Faculty

August 15 2008


IWF Policy Brief #13: Congress Should Commit to Restraining Spending

February 11 2008


Position Paper No. 606 Who Pays for My Time Off? The Costs and Consequences of Government-Mandated Leave

February 5 2008


IWF Policy Brief #8: SCHIP Debate Isn't About the Children: It's About Our Healthcare System's Future

November 19 2007


IWF Policy Brief #7: Chairman Charles Rangel's Plan to Penalize Marriage and Discourage Women from Working

October 26 2007


IWF Policy Brief #4: Eliminating the Wage Cap Won't Fix Social Security

October 6 2007


The Death Tax: Unfair, Inefficient, Bad for Women

November 9 2005


Sex (Ms.) Education

February 10 2005


Women's Economic Independence Report Card

October 22 2004


Taxing Independence: The Price of Feminists' Love Affair with High Taxes

August 24 2004


Recess from Reality: The Feminist Failure to Embrace School Choice

June 21 2004


Dependency Divas: How the Feminist Big Government Agenda Betrays Women

January 30 2004


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