Demos, the left-of-center economics think tank, announced Monday it has a new president, Heather C. McGhee. McGhee, currently Demos’ vice president of policy and outreach, starts March 10 and replaces Miles Rapoport, who is leaving the organization to head up Common Cause.
If, as expected, Democrats make income inequality a major issue in the coming year, McGhee fits into the mold of an ally. The release announcing her appointment features praise from such progressive movement heroes as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and union leaders such as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union.
One thing’s for sure: McGhee’s not afraid to mix it up, appearing on cable shows including “The O’Reilly Factor” with the O Man himself: