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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 jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers, of Omaha, likens police to Islamic State terrorists. (AP Photo)

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers: 'My ISIS is the police'

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers is facing backlash for comments he made Friday during a legislative hearing on a concealed gun bill, in which he compared the police to the Islamic State terrorist group. Published March 25, 2015

In an effort to combat homophobic language, the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) has created a sweater it's showcasing at Toronto Fashion Week that has been knitted from the donated hair of more than 1,000 LGBT individuals. (YouTube/CCGSD)

'Gay Sweater' knitted with hair of 1,000 LGBT individuals

In an effort to combat homophobic language, the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) has created a sweater it's showcasing at Toronto Fashion Week that has been knitted from the donated hair of more than 1,000 LGBT individuals. Published March 25, 2015

Rapper Azealia Banks on Saturday reportedly tweeted, then deleted a close-up photograph of genitals to The Blaze blogger Matt Walsh and conservative radio host Wayne DuPree after they criticized her for declaring her hatred for "fat white Americans" during a recent Playboy interview. (Wikipedia 2013)

Azealia Banks tweets close-up shot of genitals to Blaze blogger

Rapper Azealia Banks on Saturday reportedly tweeted, then deleted a close-up photograph of genitals to The Blaze blogger Matt Walsh and conservative radio host Wayne DuPree after they criticized her for declaring her hatred for "fat white Americans" during a recent Playboy interview. Published March 24, 2015

In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift nabs .porn and .adult domain names

Taylor Swift is being proactive against Internet trolls by buying up the Web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult before they go on sale to the public this summer. Published March 23, 2015

Charlie Sheen has unleashed on President Obama for filling out a NCAA Final Four bracket, saying the commander-in-chief has no business "wasting that kind of time" when the country is in crisis. (TMZ)

Charlie Sheen: 'We deserve better from our president'

Charlie Sheen has unleashed on President Obama for filling out a NCAA Final Four bracket, saying the commander-in-chief has no business "wasting that kind of time" when the country is in crisis. Published March 23, 2015