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Carrie L. Lukas

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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:

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


Who's Next Up for a Cyber Attack?

January 7 2015


What's at Stake for Women in the Net Neutrality Debate

January 7 2015


Lessons from Jackie and Rolling Stone

December 8 2014


A Better Path to Helping Women Succeed

December 8 2014


The Administration Hopes Americans Won't Notice Their Latest Education Regulation

November 17 2014


An Entertainment Marketplace

November 13 2014


County Government Hit with Big ObamaCare Fines

October 30 2014


Just a Slip of the Sexist Tongue?

October 27 2014


Playing the Sexism Card Where It Doesn’t Belong

October 22 2014


Fast Food Automation Is Already a Reality in Parts of the World

October 22 2014


Wireless Usage Is No Sin

October 11 2014


The Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Neighborhoods • Garrison Radio

April 21 2017


United Airlines Incident & Students Fear Chick-fil-A • Tucker Carlson Tonight

April 12 2017


‘Wage gap’ isn’t a conspiracy

April 10 2017


Rep. Barbara Comstock: “We need more young women” in politics

April 5 2017


‘Fearless Girl’ is just an excuse for women to sulk

April 4 2017


Climate Change Can Cause PTSD; Gender Equality Reversal? • Tucker Carlson Tonight

April 3 2017


Rochester NOW: Still unequal pay for equal work

April 3 2017


Ivanka Trump Appointed White House Advisor • EWTN News Nightly

March 31 2017


For Ivanka Trump, Rising Profile Comes With Backlash

March 30 2017


Looking for Misogyny in the All the Wrong Places • RT Boom Bust

March 23 2017


Conservatives Should Follow Ivanka's Lead on Paid Leave & Child Care Policies • RT BOOM BUST

March 20 2017


President Trump Meets with Angela Merkel and FY 2018 Budget • MSNBC Live

March 20 2017


A "Deep State" in the Trump Administration? • MSNBC Live

March 11 2017


Penny Nance: Women make America work

March 8 2017


President Trump, an Unlikely Champion of Affordable Child Care

March 2 2017


Trump Aide Bannon: "Economic Nationalism" Top Priority • MSNBC Live

February 27 2017


For job benefits like maternity leave, somebody pays

February 24 2017


Trump Faces Off with the Press • MSNBC Live

February 21 2017


Is The Trump Administration Doing Too Much Too Soon? • MSNBC Live

February 11 2017


Trump Aides Might Be Considering A Major Change To The President’s Maternity Leave Plan

February 7 2017


Why Were Women Marching This Weekend? • Marc Cox Show

January 23 2017


The Women Who Won't March: 'Silenced' Conservatives Vow To Stay Home

January 19 2017


Federal Government Needs To Focus On Cyber Warfare • MSNBC Live

January 1 2017


What's Next For Germany After Terrorist Attack On Christmas Market? • Marc Cox Show

December 20 2016


The Childcare Proposal Ivanka Should Heed in a Trump Administration

November 21 2016


4 Reasons Middle-Class Americans Need Solutions — Not Sympathy

October 28 2016


'Equal Pay': Another Area for Government Meddling

September 30 2016


Obama Administration Announces Paid Sick Leave For Government Contractors — And A New Policy To Address Pay Disparities

September 29 2016


These 17 Policy Reforms For Millennial Women Are Flame

September 28 2016


Straight Talk About Paid Leave + Pinksourcing • Garrison

September 22 2016


"Equal Pay" Is Not So Equal

September 5 2016


2016 & Issue Of Child Care • KSRO Morning Show

August 30 2016


Democrats Face Uphill Battle Achieving Equal Pay

August 29 2016


Affordable day care gaining bipartisan traction despite ‘terrible’ effect on children

August 28 2016


Criticizing Hillary’s Age And Pantsuits Doesn’t Make Me Sexist

August 25 2016


Title IX Helps Girls, But Leaves Boys Behind, Women's Advocate Contends

August 16 2016


Don't Assume All Women Will Cast A Knee-Jerk Vote For Hillary Clinton

August 8 2016


A “Good Start”: Ivanka’s Speech Advances GOP’s Discussion Of Women’s Issues

July 22 2016


The Plight of Conservative Feminists

June 21 2016


Obama Pushes ‘Equal Pay Pledge,’ as Women Experience Economic ‘Hardship’

June 16 2016


White House Pledges $50 Million In Women’s Equality Initiatives

June 15 2016


Career Focus Ignored In Discussion Of Income Inequality

May 5 2016


Trump secures most unbound delegates in Pennsylvania

May 2 2016


Hillary Clinton Wants You To (Literally) Play Your “Woman Card”

April 29 2016


Melissa Click: Being A 'White Lady' Made Her ‘An Easy Target’

April 27 2016


Debunking The Wage Gap Myth

April 19 2016


IWF Says 'Equal Pay Day' Short-Changes Us All

April 14 2016


IWF Provides 20 Policy Solutions To Improve Economy For Women In New Report • American Family Radio

April 13 2016


A Burdensome Benefit, San Francisco-Style

April 7 2016


San Francisco Now Offers Fully Paid Parental Leave. Can Other Cities Follow?

April 7 2016


Another Reason Men Earn More: How Far They Go For Their First Job

April 21 2017


Why Liberals Shouldn’t Give Up on the Flag—And Conservatives Shouldn’t Want Them To

April 20 2017


Why Country Music Values are Better than Pop Music Nihilism

April 13 2017


A New Date for Equal Pay Day — but the Same Old Misleading Data

April 4 2017


Here’s to All the Men Who Help Women Reach the Finish Line

April 3 2017


Should Classrooms Eliminate Toys?

March 30 2017


Looking for Misogyny in the All the Wrong Places

March 21 2017


Who’s Afraid of Ivanka Trump?

March 17 2017


Lego's New Set Of Female Heroines Shows Young Girls How To Look Forward - Not Bitterly Look Back

March 8 2017


Women Don’t Need to Be “Brawny” to Earn Praise

March 6 2017


Don’t Define Your Neighbors by the Fringe

February 21 2017


Classified Hypocrisy

February 17 2017


Audi’s Super Bowl Commercial Sends a Misleading Message to Girls—& America

February 3 2017


Progressive Sexism

January 31 2017


If You Have Lots Of Kids, Don’t Take People’s Curious Comments Too Seriously

January 30 2017


The Women’s March And The March Of Time

January 25 2017


Pursue Your Own Version of Happiness

January 20 2017


(Some) Women March on Washington

January 17 2017


Why The Women’s March on Washington Isn’t Inclusive

January 13 2017


You Can't Blame Coca-Cola For America's Health Problems

January 10 2017


Women Are Making Progress… Let’s Not Allow Government to Get in Their Way

December 30 2016


Beware Outsource Parenting: You May End Up Missing the Good Stuff

December 21 2016


Parents, Make Less Screen Time New Year’s Resolution #1

December 13 2016


Why the Left Doesn’t Like Kellyanne Conway’s Message About Work-Life Balance

December 9 2016


Judge’s Decision to Halt New Overtime Rules Isn’t Just a Victory for Business—It’s Good News for Workers

November 23 2016


Megyn Kelly Fails to Fit the Feminist Mold—and That’s a Good Thing

November 22 2016


Journalists Need to Check -- And Double Check -- Their Sources

November 18 2016


A March To Nowhere

November 15 2016


Republicans Should Be Magnanimous …. But So Should Democrats

November 10 2016


Forthrightness Is What’s Needed From Our Political Leaders

November 6 2016


Americans Reject Bud Light’s Ill-Conceived PC Ad Series

November 4 2016


D.C. Government Should Rethink a Costly, Mandatory Paid Leave Proposal

November 2 2016


Better Off Than Four Years Ago? Reagan’s Question in 2016

October 17 2016


Why Ivanka Trump’s Comments on Motherhood are Driving the Left Crazy

October 6 2016


Instead of Wallowing in Regret, Unhappy Moms Should Reshape Their Roles

September 30 2016


More Government Data Collection Is Another Knock on Workplace Flexibility

September 29 2016


Time For Conservatives To Make Their Case To College Women

September 27 2016


New Study: Paid Leave Policy Can Be A Winning Issue for Conservatives

September 23 2016


Return to Sender: Dishonest, Political Open Letters

September 7 2016


How Colleges Prepare Students for the Real World of Nonsensical Rules

August 31 2016


2016 – Never a Better Time to Be a Working Woman

August 24 2016


Pregnancy Can Be Hard—and Other Shocking Life Lessons

August 22 2016


Bill Clinton, Our Potential First First Gentleman

August 12 2016


Trump Engages On The Childcare Issue

August 10 2016


Women, Calculus, and the Gender Discrimination Claims that Don’t Add Up

August 8 2016


Cokie Roberts Tries to Play the Sexism Card for Hillary

August 8 2016


The Ups And Downs Of Sexism

July 28 2016


Ivanka on Women and Workplace Issues

July 22 2016


How Trump And The GOP Can Win Over Women

July 20 2016


The Left’s High Price for “Public Service”

July 8 2016


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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