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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

A bullet hole is pictured on a shopwindow of the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France closes failed deradicalization center for jihadists

France has announced it will shutter its first and only deradicalization center for Islamic extremists, saying its "experimentation" of the center operating on a purely voluntary basis was unsuccessful. Published July 31, 2017

Norm MacDonald took a break from comedy Thursday to go on an hours-long tweetstorm praising President-elect Donald Trump and why he thinks the controversial Republican will one day be a "beloved" president. (YouTube/@Team Coco)

Norm Macdonald slams SNL's post-election freakout: 'It was so absurd'

Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald spoke at length about his disdain for the politicization of comedy in the era of President Trump, saying "SNL" performers turned the fair and square election of Mr. Trump into some sort of national tragedy. Published July 27, 2017