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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Are My Socks Gay? Oct 23, 2017

I was sitting on the edge of the bed this morning, on my wife's flowered bedspread, happily pulling on a new pair of socks. It's fall in New England, and the temperature's been kind of snappy in the mornings. I'd been waiting for this day. A few mont... Read More

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Trump Should Take the Rap Oct 16, 2017

Despite my age, which is 60, and my wardrobe, which is tweed, plaid and khaki, and my color, which is white, I like rap music. Oh, I still like country music, my first favorite, but something has always drawn me to the beats and the rhymes, and the "... Read More

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Here's a Tip Oct 09, 2017

Dispatches from America these days tend to be either soaked in tragedy or soaked in Trump, which means they're soaked in the same thing. Still, you can't forget those of us who haven't been shot, aren't high on heroin, or have not just become the new... Read More