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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:

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

Paid Leave and Employee Morale

June 26 2014

Older Women Hit With Highest ObamaCare Costs

June 25 2014

Ignoring Economic Costs Isn't Compassionate

June 12 2014

Abolishing Occupational Licensing Won't Eliminate the Wage Gap

May 31 2014

The Latest Misleading Feminist Stat

May 27 2014

Paid Menstrual Leave?

May 19 2014

“Paycheck Fairness Act” All About Helping Lawyers

April 17 2014

Paycheck Fairness Fraud

April 8 2014

The President's Executive Orders on Equal Pay Won't Help Women

April 7 2014

Joblessness Drives Poverty

April 3 2014

President Ignores the Plight of Women in Talks with the Saudis

March 31 2014

Liberty Movement Should Offer Young Women a Positive Vision of a Free Society

March 25 2014

Let's Simplify Taxes, and Not Tax Technological Development

March 17 2014

Why So Touchy About Breastfeeding?

March 10 2014

Surprise! Breastfeeding Benefits Have Been Hyped

March 6 2014

When It Comes to the Economy, Democrats Should First Do No Harm

February 20 2014

High Pay Not Extremely Important to Most Moms and Dads

February 18 2014

An Agenda-Free Valentine’s Day

February 13 2014

A Good Diagnosis, But the Wrong Prescription

February 11 2014

Cheers for Chick-Fil-A

January 30 2014

If They're Serious About Fighting Poverty, Liberals Must Reduce Job-Killing Regulations

January 17 2014

Wexton Political Ad A New Low

January 16 2014

Who's Afraid of Sex Differences?

January 13 2014

More Technical Innovation Please!

January 9 2014

Another Costly Federal Entitlement

January 2 2014

Misunderstanding the Debate About the Roles of Women and Men

December 20 2013

Wishing for a Better Budget Deal

December 11 2013

A Holiday Deal for You

December 3 2013

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

The Jerry Agar Show: Women and the Wage Gap

April 18 2011

American Radio News Network: There is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 18 2011

IWF in the News: Time to Stop Mining for "Equal Pay" Grievances

April 17 2011

C-Span Washington Journal: Wage Gap Between Men and Women

April 16 2011

Chip Franklin Mornings: Wage Gap Issues

April 14 2011

The Steve Maltzberg Show: There is No Male-Female Wage Gap

April 13 2011

IWF in the News: Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

April 13 2011

IWF in the News: Are Women Actually Paid More Than Men?

April 13 2011

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

Bad for Women, Bad for Germany

December 2 2013

Women And Alcohol: A Shot Of Reality Is Needed In This Conversation

November 14 2013

No Tea Party in Europe

November 11 2013

A Bipartisan Moment, Benefiting a Good Cause

October 22 2013

Congratulations, Nancy

October 16 2013

Want More Babies? Stop Needlessly Terrifying Pregnant Women

October 13 2013

Government Shouldn’t Be a King Maker

October 8 2013

As Congress & Staffers Try To Weasel Out Of Obamacare, Americans Smell A Rat

September 18 2013

Getting Julia to Vote Republican

September 17 2013

Hanna Rosin Gets It Right . . . Sort of

September 3 2013

Shouldn’t Sex Differences Cut Both Ways?

August 21 2013

The Siege of Men

August 15 2013

Nancy Pelosi And Democrats' 'New' Agenda For Women Shows Endless Faith In Big Government

August 5 2013

More Than Privacy Is At Stake

August 1 2013

Pelosi Still Pigeon-Holes Women

July 23 2013

The Next General in the War on Men’s Pay

July 15 2013

Salted with Skepticism

June 27 2013

Enough With The Alarmist Welfare State, Women Believe In Personal Responsibility

June 17 2013

This Is Feminists’ Idea of a Celebration?

June 11 2013

Not-So-Swift Attack on Swiffer

June 6 2013

It's Time for the U.S. to Deal with Cyber-Espionage

June 4 2013

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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