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.

 

 

 

Latest by Michael A. Fletcher

In Puerto Rico, deepening doubt and confusion about what comes next

In Puerto Rico, deepening doubt and confusion about what comes next

Puerto Rico’s economic problems have plagued residents for years, driving an exodus from the island.

Puerto Rico urges U.S. to help save it from default

Puerto Rico urges U.S. to help save it from default

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla portrayed his territory’s economic condition as even more dire than previously revealed and appealed for unprecedented bankruptcy rule changes.

Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

Puerto Rico’s governor on need to postpone debt payments for years: ‘It’s about math’

Alejandro Garcia Padilla proposed creating a committee that would work to create reforms, but he said “sacrifices should be shared.”

Poor whites live in richer neighborhoods than middle-class blacks and Latinos

Poor whites live in richer neighborhoods than middle-class blacks and Latinos

Researchers say the findings mean blacks and Hispanics tend to be left in communities with poorer schools and greater problems