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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No Cure for Humor Apr 03, 2020

I'm dying. I'm literally dying from laughter. LOL. Up the hill from where I live, there is a fine building, a home for the elderly owned by the Catholic diocese. My mother died in that noble old brick building, on the Alzheimer's floor, where they pu... Read More

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Who's a Good Dog? Mar 27, 2020

I love the rich people who employ me. I do. Before that, I loved the other rich people who employed me. I want them swaddled with care, smothered with tax incentives, insulated against the cold breezes of the income tax. I am the dog, and they are th... Read More

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Thank You for Letting Us Use Your Service Mar 20, 2020

There is a new species of hero abroad in the land! And, no, I don't mean President Donald Trump, who now regards himself as a "war president." And, no, I don't mean those guys who "almost joined the military." As the nation slides deeper into uniform... Read More

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Two Bad Hands Mar 13, 2020

Do you want to know the truth? It's coronavirus season, and it's election season, and my wife's disinfecting all the doorknobs in the house every night, and all the candidates for president stink. Yeah. We're forted up in our house with a lush supply... Read More