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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One of the Girls in the Office Feb 22, 2019

My mother, Margaret Munroe Dion, who died Saturday at 2:55 in the afternoon, was one of the girls in the office. That phrase, "one of the girls in the office," was how she described herself during a career of unnoticed, generally poorly paid, clerica... Read More

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I'll Have the Steak and Eggs: A Political Parable Feb 18, 2019

Forty years ago, in one of those Midwestern cities where flat avenues end in clusters of convenience stores, I worked as a janitor. There were seven men on my crew, and we worked 4 a.m. till noon cleaning the bars, restaurants, hallways, lobby and pu... Read More

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Seussical: The Presidency Feb 11, 2019

If you want to know why people in America shoot so much heroin, re-watch Pres. Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address. Oh, sure, we had a drug problem long before Trump became president, but Trump is the only president whose public mutterings m... Read More