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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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