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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

Kurdish women make victory signs while taking part in a solidarity rally with the Syrian city of Kobani in the village of Caykara, Turkey, on the Turkey-Syria border, just across from Kobani, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Tens of thousands of Kurds are rallying in Turkish cities in solidarity with the embattled Syrian city of Kobani, which has been under a brutal siege by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) ** FILE **

Syrian Kurds grant women equal rights in snub to Islamic State

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting equal rights to women, as the Kurds continue to fight an intense battle against Islamic State militants that oppose such freedoms. Published November 9, 2014

Jon Huntsman, Sr., speaking at the 2004 Heritage Day Awards, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa. (Wikipedia)

Jon Huntsman Sr.: Tea party has 'captivated and ruined' the GOP

Jon Huntsman Sr., father of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. and a self-described "lifelong Republican," argued that the Tea Party has ruined the Republican Party, and that the GOP doesn't stand a chance unless someone like his son is elected. Published November 9, 2014