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 Notorious RBG as a Little Girl Sep 25, 2020

People who don't like to speak to groups are sometimes told to picture their audience naked, or in their underwear. This is bad advice. For one thing, it's just plain creepy. For anther, I tried it, and I became way too interested in a woman in the t... Read More

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Me and Cardi B Sep 18, 2020

I wish to remark, and my language is plain, that I have said far filthier things than Cardi B has ever rapped. Horrible things. Repulsive things. Ms. B, if that's how you formalize her name, has recently released a song whose title is so obscene I ca... Read More

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A Piece of Cheesecake for 9/11 Sep 11, 2020

My wife, Deborah, bought me a piece of cheesecake yesterday. The market she goes to sells individual pieces of cheesecake in clear plastic boxes. "Look," she said happily as we put the groceries away. "I got you a piece of cheesecake." She's always d... Read More

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English as She Is Spoke, and Why People Are Wrong So Often Sep 04, 2020

An old editor once told me, "If everyone believes it, it's probably wrong," which is why Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy lost a primary battle for Senate in Massachusetts. He lost to Ed Markey, a career politician who can't see himself in a mirror because mos... Read More