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Charlotte Hays

Director of Cultural Programs, Senior Editor

Charlotte Hays is IWF's senior editor and director of cultural program.

Hays gets up most mornings and contributes to the Inkwell, the weblog of the Independent Women's Forum. Hays joined the Independent Women's Forum in 1999 as editor of The Women's Quarterly. When the quarterly evolved into our web operation, Hays became a senior editor.

Known for her quick and irreverent sense of humor, Hays has appeared on cable television programs such as Politically Incorrect, C-Span's Washington Journal, and PBS's To the Contrary. A former correspondent for the National Catholic Register and a feature writer at The Washington Times, Hays has been fascinated by politics since covering local politics for alternative weeklies in New Orleans. She is coauthor of three humorous books on southern culture, the first of which was the best-selling Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral. She is also author of Fortune Hunters, a book on what it takes to make a Midas marriage. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street JournalNew York magazine, the Washington Post’s “Book World,” and the Weekly Standard.

Hays has recently returned to IWF after several years of serving as editor of In Character, A Journal of Everyday Virtues, which was published by the John Templeton Foundation.mes, Hays has been fascinated by politics since covering local politics for alternative weeklies in New Orleans.

Recent Articles:

A New Bill to Address Sexual Assault on Campus

July 30 2015


Strategic Planning: Formerly "Dead Broke" Candidate Shuts Down Bergdorf's for $600 Hair Cut

July 30 2015


Millennials Still Experience Failure to Launch

July 30 2015


U VA Grads Sue Rolling Stone and Author of Bogus "Gang Rape" Article

July 30 2015


Springtime for Bureaucrats: President Threatens Veto for Bill to Make Firing Incompetent VA Bureaucrats Easier

July 29 2015


Chipping Away at Cyber Threats

July 28 2015


Factual Feminist: About that World Cup Wage Gap . . .

July 28 2015


Ethiopia: President Obama Finds It a Neat Place to Criticize the Democratic Process in the U.S.

July 28 2015


Meet Jeannie Gaffigan, Modern Feminist

July 27 2015


Nailed: The Famous New York Times Story on Manicurist Exploitation Seems to Be Falling Apart

July 27 2015


A Victory for Low-Income Families in North Carolina

July 27 2015


Salman Rushdie: If My Fatwa Were Issued Today, Western Intellectuals Would Be Afraid to Defend Me

July 24 2015


Minimum Wage Hike Backfire: Some Seattle Workers Asking to Have Their Hours Cut

July 24 2015


Mitt Romney: Iran Will Be a Nuclear Monster

July 23 2015


There's An App for That: Millennials Reap Benefits of Technology

July 22 2015


More Good News: Geniuses Who Brought Us Solyndra Standing By to "Help" with Our Retirement Portfolios

July 21 2015


#CivilDiscourseMatters

July 21 2015


The Other Woman: The One Who Speaks to the Press Answers Questions

July 20 2015


Can Congress Do Anything about the Iranian Nuke Deal?

July 20 2015


What Is It about the "Gig Economy" that So Bugs Hillary?

July 17 2015


Message: You Gotta Have Heart!

July 17 2015


Ever Wonder What the Iranian Dissidents Are Thinking?

July 16 2015


Is Hillary Clinton Just So 1947?

July 16 2015


Federal Court to Nuns: Violate Thy Consciences!

July 15 2015


Camille Paglia: What a Woman President Should Be Like

July 14 2015


Brave New World: A Deal with Iran

July 14 2015


Hillary's Economic Policy Unveiled . . . and It's a Lot Like Barack Obama's

July 13 2015


Women in Combat: Marines Have an Update

July 13 2015


Global Cooling? Oh, No!

July 13 2015


Uncle Sam: Time to Go, Granny!

July 13 2015


Must Read: The Revenge of the Lost Boys

July 10 2015


Is It Climate Change or Constitutional Change That President Obama Is After?

July 9 2015


When Paradise Goes Broke

July 8 2015


New York Fed: Federal Loans Make Cost of College Rise

July 8 2015


Washington Post: Gosh, There Are Some "Worrying" Aspects of this Nuke Deal

July 7 2015


Why the Left Smears Its Adversaries . . .

July 7 2015


Texas Dreamin' or California Dreamin'?

July 7 2015


Can this Man's Career Be Saved?

July 7 2015


The Fourth of July

July 4 2015


New York's Rent Control Time Bomb

July 2 2015


Ever Wonder Why Some Demoratic Pundits Sound Like They Are Using Administration Talking Points?

July 1 2015


New Overtime Rules Are Pure Obama: They Won't Actually Help Workers

July 1 2015


Misplaced Priorities?

June 30 2015


Feminist Student: It's Never Anyone’s Turn to Be President

June 30 2015


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rewrites the Elections Clause

June 30 2015


Dear Mullahs: Forget All that "Trust but Verify" Nonsense

June 29 2015


After King v. Burwell

June 29 2015


A Disappointing Ruling

June 26 2015


The Factual Feminist on Fainting Couch Feminism

June 23 2015


Raisins and Liberty: An 8-1 Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Property Rights

June 23 2015


Hillary Clinton's Reset • Conservative Commandos

June 16 2015


Podcast #12: Technology & Taxes: Costly Policies That Affect Consumers

June 11 2015


Podcast #11: Women LEAD Summit: Moving forward with a positive agenda for women

June 2 2015


The rise of Carly Florina • Vicki McKenna

May 28 2015


IRS targeting saved Obama re-election/Iran & Israel/UVA Rape Scandal • Andy Caldwell

April 9 2015


UVA Rolling Stone Report: A Blemish on Professional Journalism • Bill Martinez Live

April 9 2015


UN deems Israel the only violator of women's rights • Bobby Gunther Walsh

March 26 2015


UN deems Israel top violator of women's rights • Schilling Show

March 23 2015


Poverty & Ferguson/Hillary's Hard Drives/Prof wants to bypass Supreme Court • WIBC Garrison

March 19 2015


Hillary's Hard Drives • Conservative Commandos

March 17 2015


Hillary faces test as women's advocate/What happened to the Abbottabad docs? • Andy Caldwell

March 12 2015


How do we bring more women into top jobs? • BBC Radio

March 6 2015


Actress Patricia Arquette Demands Equal Pay in Oscar Speech • WCBM Sean and Frank

February 25 2015


Obama Admistration's Internet Power-Grab • WIBC Garrison

February 12 2015


What's behind "No Gender December" • Rick Amato Show

December 16 2014


Supreme Court says small, private companies don't have to provide contraception • Neal Larson Show

July 1 2014


Under Title IX equal opportunities should not mean equal outcomes • SportsTalk 84 with Lachlan McLean

June 25 2014


Is there a hysteria developing about rape on campus? • WIBC Garrison

June 12 2014


Planet Cynical: Valerie Jarrett’s transparently false claims on salary transparency • WIBC Greg Garrison

April 17 2014


Battle of the Ages: Boomers vs Millennials • Stossel

February 27 2014


Hays • Feminization of poverty is a real problem • Garrison on 93WIBC (01.16.14)

January 16 2014


Hays • Why is it so difficult for new college graduates to get hired? • WPHT Dom Giordano (12.18.13)

December 18 2013


Hays • Contraception fight goes to court on religious freedom grounds • Wash Post TV (12.4.13)

December 4 2013


Charlotte Hays joins AM Colorado to discuss the Congressional SNAP challenge

June 24 2013


Charlotte Hays joins the Andy Caldwell Show to discuss why women do not need more government protection

June 11 2013


Charlotte Hays sets the record straight on the pay gap on WGTK's Joe Elliot Show

June 11 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses how women are exceeding men financially and educationally on the Bill Meyer Show

March 26 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses some surprising new Census data on just how far women have come on the Vicki McKenna Show

March 25 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the sequester and the President's visit to Israel on the Andy Caldwell Show

March 21 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the soda ban and Mayor Bloomberg on the Lockwood Phillips Show

March 13 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the sequester on the Andy Caldwell Show

March 8 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses VAWA on the Reid Mullins Show

March 4 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses sequestration and VAWA on The Andy Caldwell Show

February 21 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses what to expect in the State of the Union Address on Conservative Commandos Radio Show

February 12 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the war against boys on KFKA's AM Colorado

February 11 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses boys being boys and underachievement in school on The Diane Jones Morning Show

February 8 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses Panetta's call to lift ban for women in combat on the Casey Hendrickson Show

January 24 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses women in combat on the Vicki McKenna Show

January 24 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses the record number of women in Senate with Reid Mullins

January 4 2013


Charlotte Hays discusses Jovan Belcher's brutal crime and guns with Andy Caldwell

December 5 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses women's trust issues with the GOP on the Bill LuMaye Show

November 15 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the GOP women problem with KVI's John Carlson

November 13 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses new polling and disappearing gender gap on WOWO with Casey Hendrickson

October 9 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the culture of dependency on the Andy Caldwell Show

September 28 2012


Charlotte Hays reacts to the final evening of the DNC on The Schilling Show

September 7 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses Akin comments and the so-called "War on Women" on WRHU-FM

August 22 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the so-called "War on Women" and the women vote on The Frank Beckmann Show

August 21 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the heated debate over women on The Randy Tobler Show

August 18 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the left's untruth about Paul Ryan and women on The Vinnie Penn Project

August 15 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the July jobs report on WTMA's Morning Buzz

August 3 2012


The War on Ordinary People

July 17 2015


Sacramento School: Hey, Let's Dumb Down Education for Immigrants!

July 4 2015


Happy Postmodern Father’s Day!

June 22 2015


New Indiana Rape Law: Anti-Rapist Rather than Anti-Man

June 19 2015


Charnice Milton, An American Daughter

June 5 2015


Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

May 22 2015


Carly Fiorina and the F-Word

May 8 2015


FEC Hearts Hillary

April 24 2015


I Blame “Jackie”: But Rolling Stone and the Columbia J School "Sleuths" Deserve Much More Blame

April 10 2015


Like a Rolling Stone: You Don’t Have to Have Two Pulitzers Under Your Belt to Know How the Magazine Got it Wrong

March 26 2015


Hard Drives

March 12 2015


Net Neutrality Will Become the Internet’s ObamaCare

February 27 2015


College Experiment: You’re Not Doomed Without A Degree

February 13 2015


Are You Still Charlie?

January 30 2015


Our Misplaced Faith in the Magical Power of "Education"

January 16 2015


GQ, We’re Not Laughing With You, But At You

December 19 2014


The Legacy of Michael Brown and the Future of Young Black Men

December 5 2014


A Tale of Two Substances

November 21 2014


Bye-bye, Sandra Fluke. Hello, Joni Ernst

November 7 2014


A Glimmer of Hope for American Academia?

October 24 2014


Ebola and the Affordable Care Act

October 10 2014


How I Wish “Watters World” Had Covered the People’s Climate March

September 26 2014


Has the "War on Women" Jumped the Shark?

September 12 2014


United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

August 29 2014


"Affirmative Consent" Laws Create More Confusion and Problems Than They Would Solve

August 15 2014


American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"

August 1 2014


Schumer: You Don’t Have to Convert But You Might Not Be Able to Do Business Either

July 18 2014


POTUS and FLOTUS Want Malia and Sasha to Experience Minimum Wage Jobs: The Girls Could Learn a Lot

July 4 2014


Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents Starving without Michelle Obama’s Intervention

June 20 2014


A Soldier for the Age of Obama?

June 6 2014


Dangerous Women: Jill and Hillary

May 23 2014


Boko Haram: Hillary's Bad Choices

May 9 2014


Hillary: The Achievement Gap

April 25 2014


Planet Cynical: Valerie Jarrett’s Transparently False Claims on Salary Transparency

April 11 2014


The Snake Pit: Michelle Obama’s hell hole of an East Wing

March 28 2014


The Bossy Chronicles

March 13 2014


The New Courtiers: Or Things You Can No Longer Say “in the Shadow of the West Wing”

February 28 2014


Rules of Engagement for the "War on Women"

January 31 2014


The Itsy-Bitsy Speech

January 29 2014


Five Reasons Not to Take The Shriver Report Seriously—and One Reason to Take It Very, Very Seriously

January 21 2014


What Happened When North Carolina Slashed Unemployment Benefits? People Got Jobs…Weird

January 17 2014


Obama: The Enemy of “Lives as Usual”

January 3 2014


The Unappealing Spectacle of Wretched Excess

December 20 2013


When Did Class Warfare Become the New Normal?

December 6 2013


Why White Trash Habits Keep Grads in the Parental Basement

December 3 2013


“Health” Insurance for Hook-Ups

November 22 2013


Kanye and Kim’s Wedding Proposal and the Decline of ‘Elite Values’

November 14 2013


The World Is My Selfie

November 8 2013


When Did White Trash Become Normal?

November 2 2013


Don't Fire Secretary Sebelius!

October 25 2013


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