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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter. (C-SPAN) ** FILE **

Ann Coulter: Confederate flag debate 'completely moronic'

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter on Tuesday called the renewed national debate over the Confederate flag "completely moronic" and said it does nothing to address legitimate struggles faced by black Americans. Published June 23, 2015

Protesters hold a sign during a rally to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. For years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan compromise, and renewing the debate would unnecessarily expose divisive wounds. The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C., have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Sears, Kmart ban third-party sales of Confederate flags

Sears has announced it will stop allowing third-party sales of Confederate flags, following renewed debate over the controversial southern symbol spurred by last week's Charleston church shootings. Published June 23, 2015

(Associated Press)

N.Y. teens charged in hate-crime attack on Jewish man

Three New York teens were arrested on hate crime charges Sunday night after authorities said they threw a rock at a Jewish man and threatened to beat him up at a bus stop just blocks from a Staten Island synagogue. Published June 23, 2015

Danielle Meitiv walks home with her children Rafi, 10, left and Dvora, 6, right, after picking them up at the school bus stop in Silver Spring Md., on Friday, June 12, 2015. After outcry over one family’s “free-range” parenting case, Maryland officials on Friday clarified the state’s policy on how authorities handle cases of children walking or playing alone outdoors, saying the state shouldn’t investigate unless kids are harmed or face substantial risk of harm. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Free-range Meitiv family cleared of all child-neglect allegations

Maryland Child Protective Services has dropped all allegations of child neglect made against Maryland "free-range" parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, who have publicly chronicled their fight with authorities ever since their 10- and 6-year old children were detained after walking in the neighborhood without an adult. Published June 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Friday that he was disappointed President Obama used Wednesday's Charleston shootings to "grandstand" on gun control, arguing "the one thing" that could have stopped the gunman is another gun. (Fox News)

Mike Huckabee: Concealed carry 'could have stopped' Charleston gunman

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Friday that he was disappointed President Obama used Wednesday's Charleston shootings to "grandstand" on gun control, arguing "the one thing" that could have stopped suspected gunman Dylann Roof is another gun. Published June 19, 2015