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

Black and privileged until Jim Crow came and crushed a sense of dignity

Black and privileged until Jim Crow came and crushed a sense of dignity

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor chronicles the changing fortunes of the early black elite.

Puerto Rican officials seek debt restructuring to avoid looming defaults

Puerto Rican officials seek debt restructuring to avoid looming defaults

Revised forecasts show recession, fiscal crisis have crippled tax revenues and brought the commonwealth closer to disaster.

Puerto Rico avoids loan default by dipping into cash reserves

Puerto Rico avoids loan default by dipping into cash reserves

The action allows the territory to buy time as it waits to see if Congress will approve money for a bailout.

Congress offers no lifeline as Puerto Rico heads toward default

Congress offers no lifeline as Puerto Rico heads toward default

The spending bill offered no bankruptcy protection for Puerto Rico, which is facing the likelihood of cascading defaults in just weeks.