A great many local residents consider the Gazette’s Last Word segment an open public forum where opinions can be freely expressed.
It is also seen as reflecting the views of ordinary people, not experts, thus providing unfiltered public sentiment.
In the wake of the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, a number of contributors expressed most eloquently their displeasure with the value and results of the summit.
One writer wrote, “We now know why Donald Trump wanted a private meeting with Putin. It was to thank him for meddling in the election so Trump would win.”
Another wrote: “With 12 indictments of Russian operatives into hacking the Democratic Party and state...