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BuzzFeed: Bloomberg’s 6 Biggest Nanny Moves

October 11 2013

Six of the most outrageous food bans that Bloomberg has enacted or attempted to enact.

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NRO: No War on Women

October 24 2012

NRO's Kathryn Lopez interviews Sabrina Schaeffer, co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, pushing back against some of the more exaggerated and misleading rhetoric this election season.

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Americans for Tax Reform: EPA Finalizes Yet Another Expensive Mandate

October 15 2012

New CAFÉ standards will increase the cost of buying a new car by $3,000

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NeW: Interview with IWF's Sabrina Schaeffer

October 15 2012

Why she wrote the book, what the reaction has been, and how this book and the work of NeW are benefiting women across the country. 

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USA Today: Steering more girls to science

October 14 2012

Carrie Lukas questions whether males are being similarly encouraged to pursue fields traditionally filled by women such as nursing?

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NJ.com: At Conservative Summit in N.J., Speakers Examine the Role of Women

October 14 2012

"If women want to be in the work force, they should be. If it's financially feasible for women to stay in the home and raise their families, we should let them without criticism..."

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Reason.com: Let Individuals Take Responsibility for Their Own Food Choices

October 13 2012

A new anti-soda video offers a welcome case for personal responsibility.

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One News Now: Calorie Postings Don't Mean Healthier Eating

October 11 2012

“There are a lot of studies on calorie information provided by restaurants, and the evidence is conclusive that people tend to not pay attention -- and when they do, the actual reverse happens," 

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The Hill: Obama fights erosion of female voters with attacks on abortion

October 10 2012

“The idea that Democrats are trying to woo women voters based only on issues related to reproduction is insulting...."

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Slate: How To Fix the Bias Against Women in Science? Think Big.

October 4 2012

Why is government concerned only with achieving balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—the few subjects where women have yet to surpass men—while ignoring the overall imbalance within higher education as men fall farther behind?”

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Wall Street Journal: The GOP's Female Trouble

September 27 2012

By Kim Strassel | Team Obama is offering a straight-up 1970s feminist agenda but still winning among women. Why?

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New York Post: Morning-after Backlash

September 25 2012

“The ultimate irony is that in New York City, students can’t buy large sodas, but they can get Plan B at school,” 

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Star Tribune: Campaigns Fight For Women's Vote

September 25 2012

The female vote has emerged as a crucial battleground in a presidential race that could be decided by several hundred thousand independent women in November

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PJ Media: Interview with the Independent Women’s Forum on the War on Men

September 20 2012

I was interviewed for a piece by the Independent Women’s Forum on my new book, the war on men and why men are “Going Galt.” Here are a few highlights:

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New York Capital: City Hall and Soda Ban

September 18 2012

"New Yorkers should ask themselves: Is it the role of government to force citizens to do or 'understand' anything?"

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OneNewsNow: Lawsuits Against Contraception Mandate Continue

September 18 2012

Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the Health and Human Services mandate to provide coverage for the "morning-after" and "week-after" pills in insurance exchanges has gained some support.

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One News Now: Do Calorie Postings Make A Difference?

Julie Gunlock

September 17 2012

Julie Gunlock, director of Women for Food Freedom project, notes that multiple studies have been conducted in the U.S. and Great Britain, where calorie postings have been required now for more than a decade.

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Daily Herald: Title IX moves beyond sports to ‘new frontier’ of STEM

September 9 2012

“This idea that we would try to create a quota system in the one discipline left where women are not outpacing men shows the enforcement is skewed,” said Carrie Lukas

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Washington Free Beacon: Obama Economy Leaves Women Behind

September 4 2012

“The idea that there is a war on women is, in my view, simply a way of demonizing anyone who questions big government policies,” Sabrina Schaeffer said.

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WatchDogWire: Hadley Heath Webinar on the Future of ObamaCare

August 23 2012

Now that the ACA has been upheld by the Supreme Court, Heath, who specializes in healthcare, entitlements, economics, fiscal and public policy, discusses the impacts of the SCOTUS decision in real terms.

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Bloomberg: Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap

August 15 2012

Carrie Lukas, who has written often about the pay gap for the conservative Independent Women’s Forum, says “it’s a mistake to default to the idea that it’s all discrimination.” She agrees with Lawson, however, that women should be less reticent about demanding higher pay: “As parents of daughters we can make a difference in that.”

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Roanoke Times: A Next Step in School Choice

August 10 2012

Independent Women's Forum scholar Vicki Alger argues in a recent study that the creation of military ESAs by Congress (drawing on existing GI Bill benefits) as well as by the states would give military families a much-improved shot at finding quality schooling.

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OneNewsNow: Suburban voters need to be aware of Obama's strategy

August 9 2012

"It's a great wake-up call to suburban America, because all of these things are being done in the name of environmentalism, when it's really just another way to disguise the redistributive ideology of the political left."

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Washington Post: No Fluke: Obama needs Colorado's women voters

August 8 2012

Conservative interest group Colorado's Future Project slammed Fluke's presence at Obama's Denver event, calling it insulting to women and calling Fluke "a sideshow and distraction."

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The Denver Post: Obama in Denver

August 8 2012

Krista Kafer is not among those women leaning toward Obama. Kafer is president of Colorado's Future Project, a research and educational outreach project supported by the conservative Independent Women's Forum. She called Fluke's presence at the event "a sideshow" and said Obama's approach to attracting women voters is "insulting."

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National Review: Obama's Poison Pill

August 6 2012

What does back-to-school season have to do with the “contraception rule” from the White House? The very existence of some schools is threatened, now that the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs has gone into effect.

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Barron's: Most Women Support Reform of Violence Against Women Act: SAVE Urges Lawmakers to Stop Partisan Wrangling

July 31 2012

Christina Villegas of the Independent Women's Forum also echoed calls for reform: "Congress should look past the ideological roots of [VAWA] and should consider alternatives that address the true causes of violence and seek to provide equal protection to all victims."

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Mediaite: Bill O’Reilly And Guests Take On Cheney Calling Palin A ‘Mistake’ VP Pick

July 30 2012

Schaeffer added that Cheney’s comments “might be a little bit overblown,” adding that Palin “breathed new life into a campaign that was really rather pale in comparison to the sort of excitement that was surrounding president 

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SeniorWomen.com: First, Do No Harm: A Hearing About Enhancing Women's Retirement Security

July 25 2012

Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum, offered a different approach to the issue by advocating for a total reform of the Social Security program....

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OneNewsNow: 'Tax on inactivity' among healthcare changes

July 9 2012

With the healthcare law now deemed legal, Hadley Heath, a senior policy analyst for the Independent Women's Forum (IWF), says many of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will impact regular American families -- even those that already have health insurance.

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Media Trackers: Medicaid Expansion Unlikely in Ohio After Supreme Court Ruling

July 3 2012

In an interview with Media TrackersIndependent Women’s Forum senior policy analyst Hadley Heath explained the conservative group’s take on the Supreme Court ruling.

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McClatchy-Tribune: Title IX anniversary brings out the statistics, nostalgia and knives

June 27 2012

Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women's Forum talked about "unintended consequences" of Title IX, including a fall-off in men's participation in collegiate sports while women's rose during the '80s up to the early 2000s.

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USA Today: 40 years after Title IX, women still lag in tech fields

June 20 2012

Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the non-profit Independent Women's Forum, which is critical of Title IX, said efforts to level the STEM playing field could have the opposite effect: "If we don't have enough women in engineering, are the schools going to cut engineering programs?"

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Christian Science Monitor: Title IX at 40: what it's done for gender equity - and the road still ahead

June 20 2012

Not everyone agrees with the new emphasis on Title IX and STEM fields. Using the law to enforce “parity in all walks of life,” including academic science, would be taking things too far, said Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum.

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Policy Forum | 40 Years of Title IX (video)

June 20 2012

A substantive, bipartisan look at the history, successes and complications of the law passed in 1972 to protect sex discrimination in academia, including in athletics, to ensure that women had equal opportunity to participate and excel.

 

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Weekly Standard: What comes after ObamaCare?

June 15 2012

If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, in whole or in part, how will Republicans respond? Many have talked about reinstating some of the law's most popular provisions, such the provision to allow people up to age 26 stay on their parents' health insurance.

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Daily Caller: Test your knowledge on health care reform

Victoria Coley

June 14 2012

The Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) and Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) launched a new educational project, HealthReformQuestions.com, aimed at addressing misconceptions about President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

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Fox News Channel: America's Newsroom | Paycheck Fairness Act bad for business?

June 5 2012

Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom holds a political segment to discuss the Paycheck Fairness Act and whether it will mean more regulations for small busiensses. Host, Martha MacCallum, mentions Independent Women's Forum report on how many women trade higher pay for other job charactericss. 

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National Review Online: Paycheck Pandering

June 5 2012

Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women’s Forum notes that the legislation comes at a bad time. “Especially in an era of exploding national debt, it doesn’t seem like a very good use of taxpayer money,” she said.

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Washington Free Beacon: The equal pay payoff

June 5 2012

Senate Democrats plan to force a symbolic vote Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), a controversial piece of legislation that experts say would do little to combat employment discrimination.

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CNN: Controversy fizzing over Bloomberg's soda ban

Julie Gunlock

June 4 2012

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has created a soda controversy that may take more than a 44-ounce Big Gulp to quench.

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The Gazette: Paycheck Fairness Act, spearheaded by Mikulski, could come to vote Tuesday

June 4 2012

Opponents of the bill say women make less than men for a number of reasons, including working fewer hours on average and taking jobs that emphasize greater flexibility as opposed to pay.

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Palm Beach Post: Congressional Democrats seek to close wage gap for women

Sabrina Schaeffer

May 21 2012

The bill has its critics, even among women. Being too quick to try to fix the pay gap may end up destroying some of the culture that is working for women, said Sabrina Schaeffer....

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‘Where Are the Women’ on the Mandate?

Hadley Heath

February 29 2012

Religious liberty is an early casualty in Obamacare’s collision course with liberty.

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Food for Thought

Women for Food Freedom

January 17 2012

Women for Food Freedom takes on the nanny state.

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Dems accuse GOP of ‘waging a war on women’ in North Carolina

November 22 2011

“I do not think that the GOP has it out for women,” said Agness. “I think that the Republican and Democratic parties have different visions as to what is good for Americans and women. Those are being fought out. Redistricting is a fight that is going on all over the country… This is part of the fight.”

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A Capital Itinerary

September 19 2011

Hadley Heath returned after graduation to the Independent Women's Forum, a conservative think tank where she interned as a UNC student.

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IWF in the News: Wage-Gap Myth

Carrie L. Lukas

April 19 2011

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IWF in the News: A Time to Drill?

Sabrina Schaeffer

January 31 2011

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IWF in the News: 2011 Predictions - An NRO Symposium

Charlotte Hays and Carrie L. Lukas

December 28 2010

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IWF in the News: Title IX News

Allison Kasic

December 21 2010

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IWF in the News: Let He Without Sin...

Nicole Kurokawa Neily

July 12 2010

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IWF In the News: DAS President

Nicole Kurokawa Neily

June 30 2010

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IWF in the News: Girl Talk

Carrie L. Lukas

October 20 2009

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IWF in the News

Allison Kasic

June 1 2009

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IWF in the News

Allison Kasic

May 27 2009

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Allison Kasic

January 22 2009

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