Carrie L. Lukas

Managing Director

Carrie L. Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women's Forum. Lukas is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing in May 2006. She is also a contributor to Forbes.com and the vice president for policy and economics at the Independent Women's Voice.

Lukas's commentaries have appeared in numerous newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Post.   Carrie has testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Before joining IWF, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  She currently lives with her husband and four children in Berlin, Germany. 

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Recent Articles:

“Paycheck Fairness Act” All About Helping Lawyers

April 17 2014


Paycheck Fairness Fraud

April 8 2014


The President's Executive Orders on Equal Pay Won't Help Women

April 7 2014


Joblessness Drives Poverty

April 3 2014


President Ignores the Plight of Women in Talks with the Saudis

March 31 2014


Liberty Movement Should Offer Young Women a Positive Vision of a Free Society

March 25 2014


Let's Simplify Taxes, and Not Tax Technological Development

March 17 2014


Why So Touchy About Breastfeeding?

March 10 2014


Surprise! Breastfeeding Benefits Have Been Hyped

March 6 2014


When It Comes to the Economy, Democrats Should First Do No Harm

February 20 2014


High Pay Not Extremely Important to Most Moms and Dads

February 18 2014


An Agenda-Free Valentine’s Day

February 13 2014


A Good Diagnosis, But the Wrong Prescription

February 11 2014


Cheers for Chick-Fil-A

January 30 2014


If They're Serious About Fighting Poverty, Liberals Must Reduce Job-Killing Regulations

January 17 2014


Wexton Political Ad A New Low

January 16 2014


Who's Afraid of Sex Differences?

January 13 2014


More Technical Innovation Please!

January 9 2014


Another Costly Federal Entitlement

January 2 2014


Misunderstanding the Debate About the Roles of Women and Men

December 20 2013


Wishing for a Better Budget Deal

December 11 2013


A Holiday Deal for You

December 3 2013


More than ObamaCare at Stake in Court Fights

December 2 2013


Expanding Medicaid Isn’t a Government Health Care Success

November 22 2013


Big Government’s Real Damage

November 21 2013


What’s the Key Ingredient for Greater Growth and Innovation?

November 20 2013


Wasn’t President Obama’s Supposed to Improve Our Standing in the World?

November 8 2013


Don’t Blame Conservatives for the Lack of Funding for the Federal Health Exchange Website

November 5 2013


Women Deserve to Decide Whether They Want More Pay or More Flexibility

November 4 2013


An ObamaCare Thought Experiment

October 24 2013


Women Are Supposed to Thank Pelosi for ObamaCare?

October 17 2013


Our Nation’s Finances: The Debt Ceiling Isn’t the Real Problem

October 9 2013


ObamaCare’s Breast Pump Giveaway

October 1 2013


What’s Reasonable When It Comes to ObamaCare?

September 30 2013


Pregnant Women Encouraged to Worry about Everything

September 25 2013


EPA Isn’t Waiting for New Climate Data

September 25 2013


We Need Worldwide Agreement on Key Economic Matters Too

September 13 2013


Bono Gets It Right

September 5 2013


EPA Eases Up on Renewable Fuel Mandates

August 29 2013


A Timeout for ObamaCare

August 28 2013


Translating ObamaCare’s Impact Into the Real World

August 15 2013


Our Economy Is Sick -- We Need a New Course of Treatment

July 31 2013


The Overlooked Side of the GMO Story

July 25 2013


Criminalizing Normal Parenting

July 2 2013


DOL on a Mission to Crush Entrepreneurship

June 26 2013


ObamaCare’s Legality Still in Question

June 20 2013


Vaccines in Perspective

June 14 2013


Freedom Feminism: Reclaiming a Lost History

June 13 2013


America the Cynical

May 13 2013


The Working Families Flexibility Act Passes the House

May 9 2013


What the "Paycheck Fairness Act" sponsors aren't telling you about what the legislation would actually do • Bill LuMaye Show

April 8 2014


Lukas • President Obama Claims Women are Victims of Inequality and in Need of Government Help • Hannity Radio (1.29.14)

January 29 2014


Lukas • Another costly federal entitlement on all employers and employees • AM Colorado KFKA (01.06.14)

January 6 2014


Lukas • FMLA Most Likely Would Hurt Women in the Long Term • American Family News (12.16.13)

December 16 2013


Carrie Lukas joins AM Colorado to discuss parental alarmism

July 8 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses more women in the U.S. becoming the breadwinner on the Harry Jackson Show

June 5 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses a new petition that will "save entitlements" but shaft young workers on the Diane Jones Morning Show

May 15 2013


Carris Lukas discusses big entitlement promises from politicians and why young workers should pay attention on Health, Wealth & Wisdom

May 13 2013


Carrie Lukas joins Live Local with Ben Sarro to talk about Equal Pay Day and the wage gap

April 9 2013


Carrie Lukas joins Ray Dunaway on CBS Mornings to talk about Margaret Thatcher's legacy

April 9 2013


Carrie Lukas joins the Neal Larson show to discuss new census data that shows women are the new breadwinners

March 27 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses Congress's decision to force to the USPS to continue to make Saturday deliveries on the Thom Hartmann Show

March 25 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses the third anniversary of ObamaCare on the Rusty Humphries Show

March 22 2013


Carrie Lukas discusses the Morning After Pill now available to NYC high schoolers on WTMA's Morning Buzz

September 25 2012


Carrie Lukas discussing government regulations and big sodas on Thom Hartmann Program

September 18 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the 'wage gap' on AM Colorado

August 20 2012


Carrie Lukas on WSJ LIVE "Opinion Journal" (08.08.2012)

August 8 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses Mayor Bloomberg's new push for breastfeeding on The Neal Larson Show

August 1 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses women's retirement security and health care on The Dave Elswick Show

July 5 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the individual mandate tax and health care reform on The Thom Hartmann Radio Program

July 2 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses specifics of the health care law on WTMA's Morning Buzz

June 20 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses Paycheck Fairness Act and "wage gap" on The Bill LuMaye Show

June 11 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act on The Bill Meyer Show

June 7 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act on Bulldog Live with Brian Tilton

June 6 2012


Carrie Lukas discusses the Paycheck Fairness Act and "wage gap" on Morning Beat with Chad Adams

May 25 2012


MPR News: What's the Road Forward for Conservatives?

August 4 2011


The Talk of Connecticut: Paid Sick Leave

June 23 2011


The Thom Hartmann Show: Are Single Working Moms to Blame for Fat Kids?

June 6 2011


The Thom Hartmann Show: Vermont Committee Approves Universal Healthcare

May 18 2011


IWF in the News: Critics Go After Sexual Violence Legislation

May 6 2011


IWF in the News: But Buttons That Say $1.08 Wouldn't Be Helpful

April 26 2011


Fox News: There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 22 2011


Fox News: Have We Bridged The Gender Wage Gap?

April 21 2011


CEI: Wage Gap Issues

April 21 2011


IWF in the News: Lukas: There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 20 2011


Fox and Friends: Study Shows Young Women Out-Earn Male Counterparts

April 19 2011


IWF in the News: Wage-Gap Myth

April 19 2011


IWF in the News: Carrie Lukas does the math on the male-female pay gap

April 19 2011


The Dave Rutherford Show: Women and the Wage Gap

April 18 2011


The Jerry Agar Show: Women and the Wage Gap

April 18 2011


American Radio News Network: There is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 18 2011


IWF in the News: Time to Stop Mining for "Equal Pay" Grievances

April 17 2011


C-Span Washington Journal: Wage Gap Between Men and Women

April 16 2011


Chip Franklin Mornings: Wage Gap Issues

April 14 2011


The Steve Maltzberg Show: There is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 13 2011


IWF in the News: Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

April 13 2011


IWF in the News: Are Women Actually Paid More Than Men?

April 13 2011


IWF in the News: How Wide Is The Wage Gap?

April 13 2011


IWF in the News: Barack Obama's Paycheck Unfairness Act

April 12 2011


The Thom Hartmann Show: Equal Pay Day

April 12 2011


Paycheck Fairness Fraud

April 8 2014


The President's Executive Orders on Equal Pay Won't Help Women

April 7 2014


The War on Women Will Be the Left's Campaign Theme — Will the GOP Be Ready?

February 27 2014


An Agenda-Free Valentine’s Day

February 13 2014


More Pinocchios for the President on Equal Pay

January 29 2014


Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto

January 15 2014


Why Obama's Promise That Americans Could Keep Their Insurance Was So Important

January 10 2014


Beyond the Glass Ceiling

December 12 2013


Bad for Women, Bad for Germany

December 2 2013


Women And Alcohol: A Shot Of Reality Is Needed In This Conversation

November 14 2013


No Tea Party in Europe

November 11 2013


A Bipartisan Moment, Benefiting a Good Cause

October 22 2013


Congratulations, Nancy

October 16 2013


Want More Babies? Stop Needlessly Terrifying Pregnant Women

October 13 2013


Government Shouldn’t Be a King Maker

October 8 2013


As Congress & Staffers Try To Weasel Out Of Obamacare, Americans Smell A Rat

September 18 2013


Getting Julia to Vote Republican

September 17 2013


Hanna Rosin Gets It Right . . . Sort of

September 3 2013


Shouldn’t Sex Differences Cut Both Ways?

August 21 2013


The Siege of Men

August 15 2013


Nancy Pelosi And Democrats' 'New' Agenda For Women Shows Endless Faith In Big Government

August 5 2013


More Than Privacy Is At Stake

August 1 2013


Pelosi Still Pigeon-Holes Women

July 23 2013


The Next General in the War on Men’s Pay

July 15 2013


Salted with Skepticism

June 27 2013


Enough With The Alarmist Welfare State, Women Believe In Personal Responsibility

June 17 2013


This Is Feminists’ Idea of a Celebration?

June 11 2013


Not-So-Swift Attack on Swiffer

June 6 2013


It's Time for the U.S. to Deal with Cyber-Espionage

June 4 2013


Protecting Intellectual Property: A Key to Growth and Progress

June 4 2013


Don't Accept Politicians' Promises: Look for Real Results

June 1 2013


Good News for Mom: Some Short Cuts Don’t Short-Change Kids

May 30 2013


The Rise in (Reluctant) Breadwinner Moms

May 29 2013


Sadly, the Obvious Is Controversial When Talking About Women and Work

May 28 2013


Young Man: Uncle Sam Wants YOU...Or At Least Your Wallet

May 23 2013


Government Needs to Lean Out to Help Working Moms

May 14 2013


Young Workers Should Rest Uneasy When Politicians Make Big Promises

May 2 2013


Equal-Pay Day Debunked in Three Minutes

April 9 2013


A True Leader Passes

April 8 2013


Warning! Headline Writers are Bad for Mental Health!

April 4 2013


Getting Men to ‘Lean Out’ Is Unlikely to Help Women Advance

April 4 2013


It Turns Out that Flexibility Requires, Well, Flexibility

April 1 2013


A Policy Area In Which Europe Has The U.S. Beat, And It's Not Even Close

March 26 2013


Conservatives' Big Challenge: Bringing Conservative Benefits to Life

March 1 2013


Why Are Environmentally-Conscious Senators Fighting For Junk Mail?

March 1 2013


Obama's Preschool Proposal Is The Magical Fantasy Of A Preschool Student

February 14 2013


Politics is Like a Box of Chocolates

February 10 2013


Using Children To Pass Gun Laws Is Grotesque And Childish

January 18 2013


How Conservatives Can Win Over Women

January 2 2013


About That Wage Gap

December 20 2012


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