About Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Munroe Dion—award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Price-nominated newspaper columnist—is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion’s sense of humor sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, “Living and Dion,” has appeared in The Herald News for 24 years.

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Retiring During a Civil War Jun 26, 2017

My parents were good working-class Americans, so they taught me to be scared and ashamed. They taught me to be afraid of unemployment, poverty, the boss and the cops. They taught me to be ashamed of most bodily functions, embarrassed if I looked poor... Read More

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Brave and Getting Braver: Anti-Gun Control Politicians Risk All for Votes Jun 19, 2017

As we crank up the swastikas for the Second American Reich, we are told that all cops, firefighters and members of the military are heroes. If it wears a uniform, it "puts its life on the line every day," and to speak against it is treasonous. But wh... Read More

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What Happened to 'That's Too Bad'? Jun 12, 2017

I could have counted the seconds, and I wouldn't have had to count too high, either. Counted until what? Until some brutal-minded, frustrated gunslinger told me things would have gone better in London if everyone owned a gun. Do me a favor, check wit... Read More