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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You, Carter! You're Hired! Jul 30, 2021

A note I made for this column: Sitting in a bar. Watching television news. Guy next to me, guy with plaster dust on his boots, sees something about former President Jimmy Carter's habit of helping build houses for the poor. "You know why Carter did t... Read More

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How To Tell if You're Dead Jul 23, 2021

I am an American male. I gauge my general health with these five simple comparisons. No. 1: My buddy Stan. He's dead. No. 2: Anyone I've seen recently who was using an oxygen tank. No. 3: Three guys I know who are drinking themselves to death. No. 4:... Read More

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Sing it Loud Jul 16, 2021

"Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton Down where they ain't fond of votin'. Chip away. Chip away. Chip away at your rights." "Dixie" as rewritten by a heretic. Texas, the Lone Voting Booth State, is twisting itself into very small knots trying to p... Read More

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A Big Boom for China Jul 09, 2021

I live in an urban area, which means my neighborhood sounds like the Battle of Midway on the Fourth of July, and for a week before and after. It scares the hell out of my cats, who spend the holiday under the bed. Fireworks are illegal in the city an... Read More