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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Shaving to the Bone Feb 21, 2020

In World War I, when the combatants hunkered down fearfully in miles of opposing trenches, everything took on the name of the trench. There was trench foot, a disease, and a weapon called a trench knife. And there was trench shaving. Filthy, louse-ri... Read More

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Swimming in the Waters of Love Feb 14, 2020

Even the greasiest, most hungover, least-skilled newspaper columnist loves to discover that his/her next column will run on a holiday. With a subject resented in a beautifully wrapped box, the columnist sets to work. The release date for this column ... Read More

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We've Cut Too Deep Feb 10, 2020

"Same knife cut the sheep cut the goat" —Cajun singer Horace Trahan, from the song of the same name. You don't learn to cover government by covering the United States government. You learn to cover government sitting on a hard plastic chair, at... Read More

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There's No Such Thing Feb 03, 2020

Many people, including our whopping mistake of a president, characterize the investigation and the impeachment of Donald J. Trump as a "witch hunt." They refer to history, or rather what they think is history. Originally, a witch hunt was just what i... Read More