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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:

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

Caution Needed When Interpreting Polls for Public’s Policy Preferences

October 3 2014

The Sloppiest Fact Check Ever?

September 29 2014

Why Pretend that a Career in Porn Is as Good a Career Choice as Any Other?

September 26 2014

Who Is Going to Make Your Next Favorite Show?

September 25 2014

Bringing Access to Technology to People Who Need It

August 19 2014

San Francisco Wants to Drive Youth Unemployment Higher

July 17 2014

IWF warms to Rubio's paid leave plan

October 6 2015

Podcast #15 Future of healthcare after King v. Burwell court ruling

July 20 2015

Democrats keep campaigning on debunked gender pay gap

June 24 2015

Republican Legislators Seek to Strengthen Accommodations for Pregnant Women in the Workplace

June 20 2015

On Capitol Hill, a Push to Make the Pill Over the Counter

June 10 2015

Good Advice for Women Who’ve Graduated

May 20 2015

Clinton throws hat in ring, to run for US president

April 14 2015

The Lefts Middle-Class Problem

April 8 2015

Carrie Lukas Testimony to the Connecticut Legislature Regarding H.B. 3932, an Act Concerning Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 3 2015

Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • KFAB Good Morning Show

February 24 2015

Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • Mark Larson

February 23 2015

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

California’s ‘Fair Pay’ Act Harms Women, Men, and Businesses (but Not Lawyers)

October 9 2015

Leave mandates sound compassionate, but can backfire on most vulnerable

September 30 2015

Ignorant Dad Confuses Kids with Statistics

September 16 2015

A Toast To Reasonable Drinking

September 3 2015

No easy cure for dysfunctional campus sexual culture

September 3 2015

Why the “War on Women” Rhetoric Never Ends

August 26 2015

Ashley Madison hack shows that shameful behavior is always risky

August 21 2015

I'm Paying For What?

August 21 2015

The Uphill Battle to Improve the Conservative Brand

August 13 2015

It's Time For Legal Reform

August 10 2015

Well-intentioned red tape is still red tape

August 6 2015

Overtime Rules Undermine Workers--Especially Women

August 5 2015

We Need An All-Of-The-Above Strategy For Protecting Americans' Privacy

July 27 2015

Why Carly Fiorina’s feminism flummoxes liberals

July 1 2015

Why Now is the Time for an Anita Hill Movie

June 23 2015

You Have More Time Than You Think

June 16 2015

A Warning You Don't Need: Don't Let Your Baby Eat His Car Seat

June 5 2015

Seven Things College Women Should Know for Life After Graduation

May 18 2015

Smart Solutions Needed to Help Boost Earnings

May 12 2015

Childless Women's Perspective Missing From Work-Family Balance Debate

April 20 2015

Women Look to Hillary for Leadership

April 12 2015

Government Should Help Parents, Not Daycare Providers

March 9 2015

The Paid Sick Leave Debate: Let's Start With The Facts

February 10 2015

Parents Want Help, Not Day Care

January 23 2015

Boardroom Quotas Won't Help Women

December 7 2014

Democrat Leaders Just Don’t Get It

November 18 2014

Men Can Be Pigs; We Knew This Before The Latest ‘Damsel In Distress’ Video

November 12 2014

Let's Start a New Season of Treating Women like Grown-Ups

November 5 2014

Obama Rule Unfairly Targets Disadvantaged Students

September 9 2014

How To Slow The Pace Of Medial Progress

August 21 2014

Bringing Technology to People Who Need Access

August 19 2014

How Paid-Leave Law Threatens Women

August 15 2014

Seattle's Minimum-Wage Hike Is Sure to End in Disaster

August 8 2014

Administration Pushes for a Less Flexible Work Environment

August 7 2014

Women-Owned Businesses Hit Hard By ObamaCare Tax

July 14 2014

It’s Okay To Tell Your Daughter She’s Pretty

July 8 2014

Job Creation Is the Real Key to Helping Working Families

June 24 2014

The Nation’s Bizarre Exposé of Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Secret’ 2007 Donation to IWF

June 13 2014

Ignoring Economic Costs Isn't Compassionate

June 12 2014

Conservatives Can Offer Women Better Policies

May 23 2014

Gender & Workplace Mentoring: Not All Women Need Help

May 18 2014

A Job-Destroying High Minimum Wage Won't Help Women

April 30 2014

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

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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