Our picksHospitals & earthquakes; white male rage & mass shooting; paper ballots, and more

Published 7 March 2018

· Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems

· On offer: An integrated dashboard for cyber warfare

· Long Beach, Calif., hospital on active earthquake fault set to close

· Ohio wants to improve school security after Florida shootings, but officials have no plan yet

· Trump administration sues California over immigrant sanctuary laws

· A company Trump called “really, really great” now faces a national security investigation

· Mass shooters: Part of a larger epidemic of white male rage

· Gun sales usually skyrocket after mass shootings. But not this time.

Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems (Chris Bing, Cyberscoop)
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports states moving toward voting technology that offers a paper backup ballot.

On offer: An integrated dashboard for cyber warfare (Patrick Tucker, Defense One)
Lockheed previews its response to a Pentagon quest for a tool to coordinate cyber effects in the land, air, sea and space domains.

Long Beach, Calif., hospital on active earthquake fault set to close (Soumya Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times)
Community Medical Center Long Beach will close within four months after a report revealed the facility sits on an active earthquake fault, hospital officials said Monday.

Ohio wants to improve school security after Florida shootings, but officials have no plan yet (Patrick O’Donnell, The Plain Dealer)
Leaders of both the Ohio House and Senate say they want to sift through a few proposals and gather suggestions from experts to fit into bills in the next few weeks.

Trump administration sues California over immigrant sanctuary laws (Evan Halper, Governing)
The Trump administration, seeking to force a defiant California to cooperate with its agenda of stepped-up immigrant deportations, went to federal court Tuesday to invalidate three state laws — the administration’s most direct challenge yet to the state’s policies.

A company Trump called “really, really great” now faces a national security investigation (Josh Horwitz, Quartz)
Donald Trump had nothing but kind words to say about Broadcom in November, calling the company “one of the really, really great companies.” The U.S. Treasury Department is less enthusiastic in its appraisal of Broadcom. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is investigating Broadcom’s attempt to acquire Qualcomm, highlighting the Trump administration’s more hawkish approach to trade with China.

Mass shooters: Part of a larger epidemic of white male rage (Amanda Marcotte, Salon)
Mass shooters grow in the same soil as alt-right trolls: A mass of entitlement and rage, nurtured by the far right

Gun sales usually skyrocket after mass shootings. But not this time. (Alvin Chang, Vox)
The data hints that gun owners may be less worried about their guns under Trump.