A recent inquirer to “Ask The Advocate” asked, “Can you tell me about the history of The Advocate?”

The Advocate’s response was, “The Advocate traces its history back to The Democratic Advocate, which was founded in 1842.” The response went on to explain that the name has been changed several times over the years.

Considering the decidedly liberal bent to The Advocate today, one has to wonder why the name was changed so many times when they obviously got it right the first time.

R. Glynn Kelly

retired postal employee