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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:

Why Did a U.S. Company Issue a Press Release Produced on a 1930s Typewriter?

February 27 2015


Hillary and Those Foreign Donations: It's Complicated

February 26 2015


The Keystone Veto

February 25 2015


Patricia Arquette and Hollywood Courage

February 24 2015


Will Internet Dynamism End Day after Tomorrow?

February 24 2015


A Novel Take on Feminists and SI's Itsy Bitsy Bikini

February 23 2015


Washington Post: Walker’s Anti-Union Law Has Labor Reeling in Wisconsin

February 23 2015


Real Wage Gap: Records Show that Hillary Paid Female Senate Staffers 72 Cents on the Male Staffer Dollar

February 23 2015


What Does ISIS Want?

February 20 2015


Eberstadt on "Jailhouse Feminism"

February 20 2015


Weird: Americans Want to See FCC Plan Before They Make Up Minds

February 19 2015


The Great Society Approach to Fighting ISIS

February 19 2015


More on the Obama Immigration Ruling...

February 18 2015


Free Beacon Scoop: General Marie Harf Throughout History

February 18 2015


State Spox Marie Harf: What ISIS Really Needs Is a Good Jobs Program

February 17 2015


Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Halting President Obama's Unilateral Actions on Immigration

February 17 2015


Celebrity Journalism Isn't As Alarming as Having a Celebrity Presidency

February 16 2015


Hemingway: Feminists Are Ruining Sex

February 13 2015


Washington Post Shocker Expose: Scott Walker Doesn't Have a College Degree!!

February 12 2015


Kayla Mueller, RIP

February 11 2015


More on the Obama Administration's Internet Power Grab

February 10 2015


GOP Asks: Does It Pay--Literally--To Be an Activist Group Friendly to the Administration?

February 10 2015


President's Grammy Message: Use Your Art to Promote My Bogus Statistic on Rape

February 9 2015


An Obama Appointee to the FCC Is Trying to Break the Internet

February 5 2015


The Factual Feminist: Is Gender Role Differentiation Really a Sign of a Prospersous Society?

February 4 2015


ISIS' Most Brutal Execution Yet: A Young Jordanian Pilot is Burned to Death in a Cage

February 4 2015


Gallup: The Big Lie: 5.6 Unemployment

February 4 2015


"Free" Community College: It May Not Provide the Skills Needed to be a Productive Member of Society

February 2 2015


Why the Left Is Sold on the Culture War

February 2 2015


Hey, Let's Talk Some Hillary

January 30 2015


What's More Middle Class than Saving to Send Your Kids to College?

January 29 2015


Heartbreak: Traditional "Vagina Monologues" Production Cancelled at Mount Holyoke

January 29 2015


National Journal: Dems Dusting off "War on Women" for 2016

January 29 2015


Mitch Daniels: College Debt Is a Drag on the Entire Economy

January 28 2015


White House Drops Plan to Tax Middle Class College Savings--For Now

January 28 2015


Study: Sixty Percent of New Jobs in 2014 Caused by Cutting Unemployment Benefits

January 27 2015


Barack of Arabia: Glad He's Going to the Funeral. But What about that DOD Essay Contest?

January 27 2015


Carly 'Splains to Hillary that Frequent Flyer Miles Are Not a Qualification for the Highest Office

January 27 2015


Wrecker's Ball: President Obama Turns Attention to Alaska's Economy

January 27 2015


SOTU's Real Message for the Middle Class: Be Afraid--Very Afraid!

January 26 2015


Did NPR Start the Campus "Rape Culture" Phenomenon?

January 23 2015


A New Factual Feminist Is Out!

January 22 2015


Stay-at-Home Mothers: Did President Obama Diss Them in the SOTU?

January 22 2015


Market Watch: Who Actually Earns the Minimum Wage?

January 22 2015


SOTU: Everything Is Coming Up Roses Inside Barack Obama’s Head

January 21 2015


Are We about to Kiss Internet Freedom Good-bye?

January 20 2015


The Taunting: Playing Tonight on Capitol Hill?

January 20 2015


Will Tomorrow's SOTU Be an Exercise in Cynicism?

January 19 2015


Just What We Need: Economist Proposes Presidential Commission on College Sports

January 16 2015


Some Thoughts on Harvard and DOE's Resolution of a Title IX Investigation

January 16 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


Charlotte Hays discusses how the economy has affected the number of rich people to tax on The Neal Larson Show

July 16 2012


Charlottes Hays discusses taxes on WTMA's Morning Buzz

July 13 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the low June jobs report on The G. Gordon Liddy Show

July 9 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses recent jobs report on AM Colorado

July 9 2012


Charlotte Hays discusses the grim unemployment outlook on AM Colorado

July 9 2012


What's Up with Terry Lowry: Is President Obama an Economic Illiterate?

July 19 2011


The Mike Schikman Show: Is President Obama an Economic Illiterate?

July 14 2011


The Alana Burke Show: Drawdown of Troops in Afghanistan

June 29 2011


What's Up with Terry Lowry: ObamaNEYcare

June 20 2011


The Dana Show: Wal-Mart Case Decision

June 20 2011


IWF in the News: Barack Hearts Debbie's 'Cute Smile'

June 18 2011


The Mike Schikman Show: GOP Debate Winners and Losers

June 16 2011


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


Michelle, Michelle, How Does Your (White House) Garden Grow?

October 18 2013


Our Severely Disabled Disability System

October 11 2013


Terry McAuliffe and Democrats Continue To Wage a War for Women

September 27 2013


When the Phony “War on Women” Becomes Moot

September 13 2013


President Bluffer Plays Poker with Assad

August 30 2013


The Decayed Press Corps' Rotten Questions

August 16 2013


Obama's United States of Pick Pocketing

August 2 2013


American Graffiti 2.0: Whatever Happened to Summer?

July 19 2013


The Royal Presidency

July 5 2013


Miss Utah: Is a Ms. Magazine Subscription the Latest Must-Have For a Pageant Contestant?

June 21 2013


No, Mr. Volcker, Distrust in Government is Good

June 7 2013


The Destruction of Our Culture of Self-Reliance and Civic Society

May 24 2013


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