Your political bias is showing here in your dislike to the WaPo. They're right on the other side of the x axis from the Wall Street Journal and that seems just right to me. Huff Post is on the boarder of the op/ed into the unfair persuasion section which seems accurate to me. Cali if forth in economic ranking. While not dismissing the list, having Iowa and Minnesota as one a two...well, 'nuf said. I'll just say their factors aren't mine although less pollution and traffic would be nice.