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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The Lost Verses Jan 22, 2021

The girls and boys are out tonight in my town, walking back and forth in front of the old gray granite public library, locking glances with men in passing cars, looking for the jittery, hot-eyed one who slows down. And it's not that I don't like the ... Read More

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A Litany of White Loss Jan 15, 2021

Donald J. Trump is the white mans' last stand, or at least I think many of his supporters look at him that way. If you understand that, you understand why they voted for such an unqualified disaster of a candidate, and you understand why they'll kill... Read More

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Right In Der Fuhrer's Face Jan 08, 2021

"When Der Fuhrer says we is de master race "We heil (pfft) heil (pfftt) right in der Fuhrer's face." —Recorded in late 1942 by Spike Jones and his City Slickers It is us. The Americans. In a year when the world was on fire, a novelty band fond ... Read More

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The Year in Review Jan 01, 2021

During the long years of my employment as a newspaper reporter, I wrote the "Year in Review" story many, many times. "Hello, Everyone," the email from the editor would read. "It's that time of year again! All of you need to go over the stories from y... Read More