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Carrie L. Lukas is the president of 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.  She is also a contributor to National Review, Forbes.com, and Acculturated; and the vice president for policy and economics at Independent Women's Voice.

Lukas has written for 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 in 2003, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee and at the Cato Institute. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.  She lives with her husband and five children in Virginia. 

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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


Politics Roundup: Montgomery Council President Speaks Out Against Republican Sick Leave Proposal on Capitol Hill

December 8 2017


Ivanka says her father's administration will launch a major paid family leave campaign early next year once it's finished with tax reform

November 29 2017


Nancy Pelosi’s troubling Dem double standard • FBNAM

November 28 2017


New Tax Reform Plan includes Sen. Fischer's Paid Leave Plan

November 15 2017


LAUGHABLE END-OF-YEAR TRIBUTES STARTING

November 13 2017


Changing The Culture & Election 2017 • PBS To The Contrary

November 12 2017


Conservative women are routinely ignored and maligned by popular media and culture • The Vicki McKenna Show

November 7 2017


Researchers study Social Security and working moms

October 31 2017


Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

October 18 2017


Will dispute with Senator Corker affect tax reform? • Coast To Coast

October 10 2017


Was Ivana Trump joking with "First Lady" comments? • Don Lemon Tonight

October 9 2017


The double standard with Harvey Weinstein • Don Lemon Tonight

October 9 2017


Conservative women matter, too

October 6 2017


Our Colleges Have A Problem With Definitions For Rape, Sexual Assault

October 4 2017


Universities Have ‘Definitional Problem’ When It Comes to Sexual Violence

October 4 2017


Facebook's top woman says men ruining the world

September 18 2017


IWF Signs Coalition Letter on Reciprocal Switching

September 7 2017


Missed opportunity with raising debt ceiling and not controlling spending • FBN AM

September 7 2017


Congress and Trump need to start delivering policy rather than drama • MSNBC Live

August 27 2017


Female Leaders Say Google ‘Intolerant’ in Firing Engineer for Memo on Gender Differences

August 9 2017


WATCH: How would the GOP health care plan affect women?

July 24 2017


Enough palace intrigue, Americans want real solutions to real problems • Happening Now

July 20 2017


Tax reform: Why conservatives needs to compromise • Coast To Coast

July 12 2017


Is cutting back minimum wage a good move by Missouri? • Fox & Friends

July 7 2017


Are average Americans concerned more about Russia or healthcare and tax Reform? • Coast to Coast

June 16 2017


Why we can't run budget deficits forever • Coast To Coast

May 23 2017


Statement: Mothers Need More Support But Sheryl Sandberg's Mother's Day Proposals Won't Give Women the Break they Deserve

May 14 2017


"May The Fourth" Gone Wrong At This One Wisconsin School • Tucker Carlson Tonight

May 5 2017


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


Another Big Winner from Tax Reform

December 7 2017


Rubio-Lee child tax credit isn't the only way to help struggling families

November 30 2017


Do Conservative Women Deserve Respect Too?

November 13 2017


Glamour’s unworthy ‘Women of the Year’

November 3 2017


Let's Prioritize Protecting Girls

October 31 2017


Women’s March just politics

October 26 2017


Advice for Young Women about How to Avoid Harassment Should Be Welcomed, Not Silenced

October 25 2017


What Real Resistance Looks Like: A Lesson from Malta

October 21 2017


A modern leave policy both employers, employees could love

October 16 2017


American women have minds of their own — and Michelle Obama isn't happy about it

October 5 2017


The Real Message Behind the Statue of a Naked Woman on the National Mall

October 3 2017


The Government Shouldn’t Collect Private Financial Information from America’s Poor

September 21 2017


Government rules can make workplaces less accommodating to women

September 15 2017


How a new Washington, D.C. regulation is pushing women to lean out

September 8 2017


New York Times Opinion Writer Slams Ivanka for Supporting the Rollback of a Useless EEOC Rule

September 8 2017


New Data on Women’s Earnings

August 23 2017


Sexism May Affect Women’s Careers, but It’s Not What Sank Hillary Clinton

July 28 2017


Bias Against Female Corporate Executives? Maybe, But Sexism Didn’t Sink Hillary Clinton

July 26 2017


In Defense of High-Tech Parenting

July 18 2017


How Technology Can Solve Workplace Challenges

July 17 2017


Libertarians' Lost Voice in the Paid Leave Debate

July 13 2017


Maybe Our Public Officials Are Working ‘Too’ Hard

July 10 2017


What America’s Craft Beer Culture Teaches Us About Freedom from Bureaucratic Red Tape

July 4 2017


How Oregon Is Making Workplaces Less Flexible

June 29 2017


Why Today’s Kids Are Over-Celebrated

June 27 2017


Why Emotionally Abusive Women Are Given a Pass in Pop Culture

June 1 2017


Time for the Much-Needed Discussion about How to Help Parents Who Need Leave

May 23 2017


The Complicated Economics of Women and Work

May 18 2017


Why Breastfeeding Reinforces ‘Gender Stereotypes,’ According to Social Justice Warriors

May 4 2017


Real Choice When It Comes to Where to Live

May 2 2017


Trump Gets to Work Putting Americans to Work

May 1 2017


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


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


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


Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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