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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:

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


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

October 22 2014


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


Violence Against Women's Act is a true product of Washington's swamp

April 5 2018


Pence praises Trump CIA pick

March 14 2018


At Women's History Month event, Mike Pence celebrates Gina Haspel's nomination

March 14 2018


Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details • NPR

February 27 2018


Lawmakers Agree On Paid Family Leave, But Not The Details

February 27 2018


With Trump's blessing, Congress opens the door to paid family leave

February 27 2018


Why a Republican Plan for Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

February 20 2018


Employment Law This Week: Parental Leave Proposal

February 19 2018


Ivanka and Rubio Partner On Paid Family Leave Proposal

February 16 2018


GOP Senators Mull Proposal to Let US Workers Draw Paid Parental Leave from Social Security

February 12 2018


Republicans weigh Social Security paid leave plan

February 8 2018


Senators are split on whether America deserves the wealthy world’s stingiest maternity leave policy, or just the fourth-stingiest

February 7 2018


#MeToo movement means changes for Valentine's Day romance

February 1 2018


State of Our Union event calls for women to unite against Trump agenda

January 30 2018


Independent Women's Forum Offers Budget-Neutral Approach to Parental Leave in the US

January 29 2018


#WomensMarch Celebrates Trump’s Inauguration Anniversary

January 20 2018


Has #MeToo gone too far? Ansari story sparks debate

January 18 2018


Trump Fights for Women at "Women of America" Panel • Across America

January 17 2018


ACA repeal still high on GOP's agenda

January 9 2018


Ivanka says admin will launch paid family leave campaign

January 5 2018


Conservatives press for ObamaCare repeal ahead of Trump meeting with GOP

January 5 2018


Americans Need Health Reform to Be a Priority Issue in 2018

January 4 2018


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


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


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


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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