Michael A. Fletcher
Reporter

Michael A. Fletcher is a national economics correspondent, writing about unemployment, state and municipal debt and the evolving job market. Previously, he was a White House correspondent, covering both the Obama and Bush administrations. He also has written about education and race relations. Fletcher is co-author of “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas,” a critically acclaimed biography published by Doubleday in April 2007.  Fletcher was born and raised in New York City where he attended public schools. He is a graduate of Boston University.

 

 

 

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30 million vehicles have defective air bags, congressional officials say

30 million vehicles have defective air bags, congressional officials say

Some legislators want all affected vehicles to be repaired in what could become the largest recall in history.

Few white Americans think racial bias is a problem. Blacks disagree.

Few white Americans think racial bias is a problem. Blacks disagree.

A Harvard researcher says the groups diverge sharply in their perceptions of racial disparities.

Will deBlasio’s big raise for low-wage workers encourage other cities to follow suit?

Will deBlasio’s big raise for low-wage workers encourage other cities to follow suit?

On Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill deBlasio signed an executive order expanding the city’s living wage law.

Mistrust of police is highest where law enforcement is most needed

Mistrust of police is highest where law enforcement is most needed

President Obama says widespread mistrust of police is worst where crime is worst, a dilemma local officials have long grappled with, in places like Ferguson, Missouri.