Tales of dating and mating

Back then, "mixed marriage" had nothing to do with politics. And later, "mixed marriage" involved Italians marrying Irish, Greeks marrying Jews, blacks marrying whites, and the most difficult mixed marriage of all, Sox fans marrying Cubs fans. Over on the NPR news site — yeah, I visit to find out what liberals are really thinking — I found a story about political dating sites, one for Republicans, another for liberal Democrats."There's more activity now than ever," said the liberal dating site boss.

At last, "Game of Thrones," Season 7, is here with the Sunday premiere on HBO, a season that will be watched by most humans on the globe because, well, it is just the best damn show in the history of human entertainment. The characters, the amazing story arcs, the subtleties,... Others say that young Democrats don't want young Republicans in the same college dorm.Or at least I heard that on a talk show, so it must be kind of true.If these surveys are in fact true — and right now I don't care if they are — anyone who lets politics interfere with romance is probably too idiotic to raise children and should probably be chemically altered for the greater good. Right now I bet there's some generic young Republican college student reading The Nation, just so he gets the buzzwords right so he might date that girl in Madison with the big brown eyes. Listen to a new episode of "The Chicago Way" podcast with John Kass and Jeff Carlin — with guest Kristen Mc Queary of the Tribune Editorial Board — at You know when you're getting ready for a first date, and you're totally nervous and jittery?When you worry about the million little things that could go wrong and then feel a little silly when none of your concerns turn out to be legitimate?

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