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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:

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


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


More Women in Congress, But Was It a Pink Wave?

November 12 2018


Will power shift give Democrats and Trump a chance to perfect the art of the deal?

November 9 2018


Will the power shift in Washington give Democrats and Trump a chance to perfect the art of the deal?

November 7 2018


When Asking '50 Influential Women' Why They’re Voting, Marie Claire Shuns Conservative Voices

November 5 2018


ADVISORY: Independent Women’s Forum Annual Awards Gala Featuring Hon. Nikki Haley, Mike Rowe, Harris Faulkner

October 28 2018


Carrie Lukas, President of the Independent Women's Forum • Americhicks

October 25 2018


What Republican women think of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination

October 4 2018


'Gender-quotas' bill labeled as damaging to women in business

October 2 2018


Jerry Brown's gender-quotas bill faces legal hurdles

October 1 2018


Statement: California's Corporate Board Quotas Can Backfire

October 1 2018


The FDA Must Avoid Policies that Would Inflame the Opioid Crisis

September 17 2018


Norway’s Boardroom Gender Quota Didn’t Work. California May Try It Anyway.

September 7 2018


What Would a Socialist America Look Like?

September 3 2018


Uber Outrage: Ocasio-Cortez Touts Support for Cab Drivers, Yet Campaign Uses Ride-Sharing Services

August 24 2018


More women are running for elected office, but voting still at forefront of Women's Equality Day

August 24 2018


Eight Lame Arguments Against Paid Leave

August 24 2018


Marco Rubio's paid family leave proposal is promising

August 21 2018


When It Comes to Paid Family Leave, Choice Is Key

August 19 2018


Ann Wagner, Marco Rubio face conservative opposition in extending Social Security to paid family leave

August 5 2018


Rubio's New Bill Using Social Security for Family Leave is a Conservative Solution • WMAL

August 2 2018


Sen. Rubio’s Economic Security for New Parents Act: The Fiscally Responsible and Modern Solution to Paid Parental Leave

August 2 2018


In 'Year of the Woman,' Poll Finds Gender Isn't Key

August 1 2018


Marco Rubio Pitches Paid Family Leave Tradeoff

August 1 2018


Rubio to introduce paid family leave plan

August 1 2018


Marco Rubio introduces paid family leave bill

August 1 2018


Conservatives Urge House Action on Making Individual Tax Cuts Permanent

July 24 2018


Carrie Lukas on the #ChampionWomen Movement • The Andy Caldwell Show

July 23 2018


Social Security Parental Leave • The Andy Caldwell Show

July 23 2018


Conservative Family Leave Plan Gains Traction • NPR's Morning Edition

July 12 2018


Republican senators push proposed paid leave solution for new parents

July 12 2018


ATR Leads Coalition Letter in Support of Expanding HSAs

July 11 2018


New push to break deadlock on paid family leave

July 11 2018


Ivanka Trump Pleas for Bipartisan Support on National Paid Family Leave Plan

July 11 2018


Lawmakers pitch dueling plans for paid family leave

July 11 2018


What you need to know about the GOP’s proposed family leave bill

July 11 2018


Study: Paid family leave proposal would accelerate Social Security's insolvency

July 9 2018


Marco Rubio to introduce 'conservative solution' on paid family leave

July 5 2018


Ivanka Trump's Paid Family Leave Plan Is Moving Forward — Here's What's Next

July 3 2018


Senate panel to hold hearing on paid family leave

July 3 2018


Agree to Disagree: Diversity in Liberty

July 2 2018


Congress, Think Tanks State Opposition to Carbon Taxes

June 22 2018


Bring debates back to the women’s movement, starting with paid family leave

June 21 2018


A Surgical Approach To High Prescription Drug Prices

June 4 2018


Women Thought Leaders: IWF President Carrie Lukas • To The Contrary

May 25 2018


How conservatives are poised to actually make paid family leave a reality

May 13 2018


Conservative groups demand farm program reforms

May 2 2018


President Trump, voices from across political spectrum remember Barbara Bush

April 18 2018


Use Nafta to Ease Regulation

April 12 2018


Statement: Speaker Ryan’s Leadership and Commitment to Better Government Will be Missed

April 11 2018


Mind Your Own Business: Women in Oklahoma face a 26 percent pay gap

April 10 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


What Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Was Trying to Say

April 19 2018


Equal Pay Day's lies: Insulting logic, a misleading statistic

April 10 2018


How to offer paid leave without imposing a new tax

April 9 2018


Why Didn't President Obama Close The Wage Gap?

April 4 2018


Agreement on a Better Culture for Kids?

March 28 2018


Prioritize Reforming the EEOC

March 26 2018


Make a Deal on the EEOC

March 21 2018


Welcoming a Real Education Marketplace

March 5 2018


Paid-Leave Proposal Isn’t a New Entitlement

March 5 2018


A fiscally responsible paid leave policy even Paul Ryan could love

February 7 2018


Why Running Parent Leave Through Social Security Is The Smartest Live Option

February 2 2018


Rationalize the safety net with this simple paid family leave reform

February 1 2018


The Good News American Women Will Hear During State of the Union

January 30 2018


The movement to politicize women

January 23 2018


Las Vegas women’s march more about promoting progressive politics

January 18 2018


Don’t Politicize #MeToo

January 12 2018


Providing Paid Leave Benefits, Without Growing Government

January 11 2018


The Post Office Does Have Problems -- But Not Because of Amazon

January 5 2018


Want More Women in Leadership? Start By Confirming Some

December 18 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


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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